We know almost nothing about Jovan Belcher, except that he is gone, and that he did something terrible before he left.
Belcher was a solid-but-obscure linebacker for an awful team during a lost season. On Saturday, he shot girlfriend Kasandra Perkins in the presence of her mother, then drove to Chiefs headquarters and shot himself, orphaning his and Perkins’ three-month old daughter.
No one who knows him can even begin to guess why he did it. Those who did not know him at all have no hope of understanding.