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Statement from Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt

Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt issued the following statement about linebacker Jovan Belcher, who shot and killed his girlfriend and then took his own life outside the Chiefs training facility on Saturday morning.

“The entire Chiefs family is deeply saddened by today’s events, and our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy, thoughts and prayers for the families and friends affected by this unthinkable tragedy,” Hunt said. “We sincerely appreciate the expressions of sympathy and support we have received from so many in the Kansas City and NFL communities, and ask for continued prayers for the loved ones of those impacted.

“We will continue to fully cooperate with the authorities and work to ensure that the appropriate counseling resources are available to all members of the organization.”

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