Chiefs player commits suicide at Arrowhead Stadium

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Re: Chiefs player commits suicide at Arrowhead Stadium

Postby TheHammer24 on Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:53 pm

JS© wrote:
here's nothing wrong with "all life is precious" point of view. It is undoubtedly sad that something led this by-all-accounts normal guy to snap over a mundane argument, kill his baby's mother, and take his own life. But again, given his abhorrent conduct, he is undeserving of honor.


the facepalm was more about the guy ripping the OP for reporting a decision made by the team.

I know. I was building off your comment, not arguing.
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Re: Chiefs player commits suicide at Arrowhead Stadium

Postby shafnutz05 on Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:58 pm

Seeing his stuff still hanging in the locker symbolically after the Chiefs game....hmm. That really just rubs me the wrong way. He shot the defenseless mother of his child nine times. Nine times. He doesn't deserve a shred of recognition, symbolic or otherwise.
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Re: Chiefs player commits suicide at Arrowhead Stadium

Postby columbia on Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:59 pm

Yeah...it seems like an afterthought to many that HE MURDERED someone.
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Re: Chiefs player commits suicide at Arrowhead Stadium

Postby Gaucho on Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:16 pm

Well, I hope the Chiefs didn't dedicate their win to him.
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Re: Chiefs player commits suicide at Arrowhead Stadium

Postby ExPatriatePen on Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:34 pm

They don't know him as a killer, they know him as a friend and they're all still in as much shock as you'd be if it were your brother or best friend.

Cut everyone involved a break for gods sake.
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Re: Chiefs player commits suicide at Arrowhead Stadium

Postby shafnutz05 on Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:35 pm

ExPatriatePen wrote:They don't know him as a killer, they know him as a friend and they're all still in as much shock as you'd be if it were your brother or best friend.

Cut everyone involved a break for gods sake.


If my friend shot the defenseless mother of his child nine times in cold, cruel blood, and then forced several others to endure watching him blow his brains out causing them permanent emotional trauma, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't recognize him at all. I wouldn't bash him, but I wouldn't even mention his locker, his jersey, etc.
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Re: Chiefs player commits suicide at Arrowhead Stadium

Postby ExPatriatePen on Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:41 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:
ExPatriatePen wrote:They don't know him as a killer, they know him as a friend and they're all still in as much shock as you'd be if it were your brother or best friend.

Cut everyone involved a break for gods sake.


If my friend shot the defenseless mother of his child nine times in cold, cruel blood, and then forced several others to endure watching him blow his brains out causing them permanent emotional trauma, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't recognize him at all. I wouldn't bash him, but I wouldn't even mention his locker, his jersey, etc.

Personally, I'd feel horrible about whatever 'demons' posessed a man who, by all accounts, worked with children and charities in the community, to do something so radical. I'd mourn everything about the event. Including the man who felt compelled to commit it.

There's a big difference between mourning and celebrating the event itself.

But that's just me.
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Re: Chiefs player commits suicide at Arrowhead Stadium

Postby PensFanInDC on Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:43 pm

It was an evil act. Plain and simple.
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Re: Chiefs player commits suicide at Arrowhead Stadium

Postby ExPatriatePen on Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:46 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:It was an evil act. Plain and simple.

Never said it wasn't. But to condem his fellow players for mourning the loss...
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Re: Chiefs player commits suicide at Arrowhead Stadium

Postby Gaucho on Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:50 pm

Celebrate the event? I don't even...

Whatever. I hope everyone involved finds peace one way or the other.
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Re: Chiefs player commits suicide at Arrowhead Stadium

Postby Gaucho on Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:53 pm

ExPatriatePen wrote:But to condem his fellow players for mourning the loss...


Oh, I must have missed that. Glad I did.
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Re: Chiefs player commits suicide at Arrowhead Stadium

Postby shmenguin on Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:45 pm

The guy deserves no kind words or sentimentality.

If it was my friend, even my best friend, I wouldn't put a positive spin on his life in front of a camera today. Its actually pretty shameful to do that, if anyone did.
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Re: Chiefs player commits suicide at Arrowhead Stadium

Postby Froggy on Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:48 pm

i'm really hesitant to judge anyone for their comments or reactions. it's a really difficult situation. is there really any right way to deal with it?
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Re: Chiefs player commits suicide at Arrowhead Stadium

Postby Gaucho on Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:49 pm

No.
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Re: Chiefs player commits suicide at Arrowhead Stadium

Postby ExPatriatePen on Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:10 pm

Froggy wrote:i'm really hesitant to judge anyone for their comments or reactions. it's a really difficult situation. is there really any right way to deal with it?


Gaucho wrote:No.


Thank you!
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Re: Chiefs player commits suicide at Arrowhead Stadium

Postby PensFanInDC on Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:38 pm

ExPatriatePen wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:It was an evil act. Plain and simple.

Never said it wasn't. But to condem his fellow players for mourning the loss...


Didn't say you did.

Sometimes people have trouble calling a duck a duck...
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Re: Chiefs player commits suicide at Arrowhead Stadium

Postby shafnutz05 on Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:02 pm

Wow Bob Costas....eat **** and die
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Re: Chiefs player commits suicide at Arrowhead Stadium

Postby ulf on Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:02 pm

what happened? i was watching him talk but my tv's on mute
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Re: Chiefs player commits suicide at Arrowhead Stadium

Postby Tico Rick on Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:03 pm

ExPatriatePen wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:
ExPatriatePen wrote:They don't know him as a killer, they know him as a friend and they're all still in as much shock as you'd be if it were your brother or best friend.

Cut everyone involved a break for gods sake.


If my friend shot the defenseless mother of his child nine times in cold, cruel blood, and then forced several others to endure watching him blow his brains out causing them permanent emotional trauma, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't recognize him at all. I wouldn't bash him, but I wouldn't even mention his locker, his jersey, etc.

Personally, I'd feel horrible about whatever 'demons' posessed a man who, by all accounts, worked with children and charities in the community, to do something so radical. I'd mourn everything about the event. Including the man who felt compelled to commit it.

There's a big difference between mourning and celebrating the event itself.

But that's just me.


Well said.
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Re: Chiefs player commits suicide at Arrowhead Stadium

Postby shafnutz05 on Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:05 pm

Bob Costas just borrowed from Whitlock's article to immediately turn Belcher's murder-suicide into a gun control issue. Absolutely and positively disgusting. Wow wow wow
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Re: Chiefs player commits suicide at Arrowhead Stadium

Postby jprolley on Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:06 pm

lol
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Re: Chiefs player commits suicide at Arrowhead Stadium

Postby ulf on Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:07 pm

Unreal. I think turning these events into gun control arguments is terrible. On national tv, to boot. Go away, Bob.
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Re: Chiefs player commits suicide at Arrowhead Stadium

Postby jprolley on Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:07 pm

i'm pretty moderate when it comes to guns but if you wanna get rid of guns, then you'll just have to get rid of knives too
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Re: Chiefs player commits suicide at Arrowhead Stadium

Postby blackjack68 on Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:08 pm

Hey Costas, you sanctimonious twit, shut up.
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Re: Chiefs player commits suicide at Arrowhead Stadium

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