|Jovan Belcher was in his fourth season with the Chiefs. He was 25. (Getty Images)|
Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot his girlfriend Saturday morning before driving to Arrowhead Stadium and taking his own life. He was 25. Below are some reactions from around the league and across the Internet.
"The entire Chiefs family is deeply saddened by today's events, and our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy, thoughts and prayers for the families and friends affected by this unthinkable tragedy. We sincerely appreciate the expressions of sympathy and support we have received from so many in the Kansas City and NFL communities, and ask for continued prayers for the loved ones of those impacted."
- Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the Chiefs and the families and friends of those who lost their lives in this terrible tragedy. We have connected the Chiefs with our national team of professional counselors to support both the team and the families of those affected. We will continue to provide assistance in any way that we can."
I am devastated by this mornings events. I want to send my thoughts and prayers out to everyone effected by this tragedy.— Tamba Hali (@TambaHali91) December 1, 2012
Times like this you have to pray!!! I love you man, brothers for life!!!! #chiefs— Dexter McCluster (@dextermccluster) December 1, 2012
This just doesn't seem real...praying for 59 and his family— David Mims (@D_Mims70) December 1, 2012
I am devastated and heart broken. I'm sending prayers out to everyone involved. Always show love and never be afraid to talk. #Valuelife— Jeff Allen (@JeffAllen71) December 1, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Kansas City Chiefs organization today.— Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) December 1, 2012
The Denver Broncos extend their deepest sympathies and prayers to the Kansas City Chiefs and all involved in this tragedy.— Denver Broncos (@Denver_Broncos) December 1, 2012
STATEMENT FROM OAKLAND RAIDERS "The Oakland Raiders are empathizing with the Chiefs organization..."— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) December 1, 2012
STATEMENT CONT: "Our hearts are wounded by such an unimaginable tragedy in our NFL family. We will continue to pray for everyone involved."— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) December 1, 2012
Wow... Unbelievable tragedy. My prayers go out to the entire Chiefs organization and their families.— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) December 1, 2012
My prayers n condolences to the Belcher family, hoping God gives strength to the Chiefs organization, players n fans during this time— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) December 1, 2012