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Family Sues KC Chiefs over Player's Murder-Suicide

Say concussions caused it

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INDEPENDENCE, Mo.—Effects of multiple concussions caused a Kansas City Chiefs linebacker him to kill his girlfriend and himself in December 2012, the player's family claims in court.

Jovan Belcher played for the Chiefs for four years before he killed himself in the team's parking lot in front of then-head coach Romeo Crennel and other staff members.    

Belcher's mother, Cheryl Shepherd, and a conservator for the estate of Belcher's daughter sued the Kansas City Chiefs in similar but separate lawsuits in Jackson County Court. Citations in this article are taken from Shepherd's lawsuit.