December 1, 2012 10:57 PM

Football takes a back seat for Chiefs fans following tragedy

For one somber day, a bad football team meant little to Kansas City. A tragedy meant more. A rattled community reacted with shock and disbelief, and some responded with a new perspective on professional athletes Saturday after Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, before killing himself in the Arrowhead Stadium parking lot.

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