The murder-suicide that claimed the lives of Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend Saturday morning sent the Kansas City community, the Chiefs and the NFL world into a state of shock.
Later Saturday, current and former Chiefs players took to Twitter to grieve and ask for support. Below is a sampling of their messages.
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
crazy wht people will say 2/about athletes an how bad they bash us. And it takes a moment lik this 4 ppl 2 step bak an realize wer jus ppl 2
— Martin Rucker (@RuckerSouthSide) December 1, 2012
Forever in our heart! Love you bro..May God be with both families! Thoughts and Prayers go up.
— Kendrick Lewis (@klewis23) December 1, 2012
This just doesn't seem real...praying for 59 and his family
— David Mims (@D_Mims70) December 1, 2012
Praying For the Kansas City Chiefs.
— Caleb Campbell (@caleb_campbell) December 1, 2012
Praying for all my Kc family right now.
— Shane Bannon (@Shanej37) December 1, 2012
Devastated. One of everyone's favorite teammates including one of mine. Great great great teammate. We will miss him forever.— Tony Moeaki (@TonyMoeaki81) 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