Posted December 07, 2012

Chiefs establish trust fund for Zoey Belcher

NFL

The Kansas City Chiefs have established a trust fund for Zoey Belcher, the daughter of deceased linebacker Jovan Belcher. The organization announced the creation of the trust fund on Friday after nearly a week of grieving following the tragic events surrounding Belcher, which included his alleged murder of his girlfriend Kassandra Perkins, then his suicide in front of Chiefs General Manager Scott Piolo and Head Coach Romeo Crennel.

“Our thoughts and prayers remain with the families and everyone affected by the heartbreaking events of last Saturday,” Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said. ”As we continue to struggle with the emotional pain from the tragedy, the Chiefs family is focused on helping 3-month-old Zoey Michelle Belcher as she faces the challenge of growing up without the support of her parents. Zoey will always be a part of the Chiefs family, and we hope that this trust will help to ensure she has the resources necessary as she grows up.”

Zoey Belcher was born of September 11 of this year.


6 comments
Thomas23
Thomas23

Great job by the Chiefs, but I thought the new CBA had a provision for survivor benefits.  I believe she is due like $50k a year till she's done with college.

Martinez
Martinez

Class act for the Chiefs organization.  The Broncos did the same thing when Darrent Williams was murdered.  Good job.

ElDuderino
ElDuderino

I don't think anybody is glorifying what Belcher did, incase you didn't see The Chiefs game on Sunday they decided not to hold any special services from the events that took place two days prior. Obviously anyone with a brain knows what Belcher did was not the answer. I think you're just trying to cause a stir when there's no reason to. What you mentioned about Zoe's last name is completely irrelevent, and by no means have they painted Belcher a saint in the press. Just listen to what Bob Costas said and you'll know what I mean. Aside from all that, The Chiefs are doing the right thing here and that's what's important.

 

P.S. I wouldn't stress the importance of the word "Alleged" in this article, everyone is completely aware he did it. They just say Alleged Murder until all the facts are verified.

ElaineDunson
ElaineDunson

Alleged murder?  His own mother witnessed the shooting. What more is needed  to declare it a "murder"??

jordanN
jordanN

Wasn't she also the daughter of Kasandra Perkins, the woman Belcher murdered? Funny how the murderer gets all the press, but the poor woman who was killed is largely neglected. Also, since they weren't married, isn't the child's name Zoey Perkins, and not Belcher? Enough with the glorifying and eulogizing this jerk. He murdered someone and orphaned his child, plain and simple. I don't care what "difficulties" you have with another person, you don't just kill them to resolve it.

Brett Kos
Brett Kos

 @jordanN Where has anyone glorified him?  Is the problem you can't read or you're just stupid?