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Sun Dec 2, 2012, 11:29 AM

Jovan Belcher "Was Dazed, Suffering Short-Term Memory Loss";Alcohol,Pain Meds,Domestic Tension

Friend:Jovan Belcher "Was Dazed, Suffering From Short-Term Memory Loss" After Last Game; Alcohol, Pain Meds, Domestic Tensions Played Role In Shootings

Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, had separated two weeks ago in the midst of a dispute over the care of their three-month-old daughter, Zoe, a friend of Belcher's has told Deadspin.

They'd only very recently reconciled. In email messages sent to us, the friend described Belcher as a young man whipsawed between football-related head trauma and ongoing substance abuse, and the source speculated that a "combination of alcohol, concussions, and prescription drugs," mixed with domestic problems, led to Belcher's murder of Perkins and his subsequent suicide.

The friend wrote that after the Chiefs' Nov. 18 game against the Bengals, the last game Belcher played in, Belcher "was dazed and was suffering from short-term memory loss. He could not remember the events that had taken place prior to that game or what he had said to get Kasi to return home."

"If you review the footage of the Cincinnati game, he took a few hits to the head directly," the friend wrote.
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He desperately needed help. Just one of those problems would be bad enough much less three.
I don't know about the veracity of what is said about Perkins. If Jovan did think she was after his money, he probably built up a lot of resentment. With his memory and thinking clouded, that was a recipe for disaster.



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Sun Dec 2, 2012, 11:31 AM

1. Thanks for this. I was wondering if head injuries could have played a role in this tragedy.

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Sun Dec 2, 2012, 08:11 PM

2. Maybe Now the NFL will focus on Head Injuries?

Maybe try to re-design the helmets?

Asking them to have a domestic violence prevention program is probably too much to ask.

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