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Chiefs to have moment of silence for all domestic violence victims

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11:03 AM ET 12.02 | After wrestling with how to properly acknowledge a player who killed the mother of his infant daughter then killed himself on Saturday, the Chiefs have decided to conduct a moment of silence on Sunday for all victims of domestic violence. According to Randy Moss of NFL Network, the Chiefs also will keep linebacker Jovan Belcher's locker intact, at least for now.

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December 2, 2012  11:05 AM ET

This seems appropriate. I'm glad they're not having one for the guy who murdered his girlfriend and orphaned their infant daughter.

December 2, 2012  11:11 AM ET

Bury his jersey deep.

December 2, 2012  11:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This seems appropriate. I'm glad they're not having one for the guy who murdered his girlfriend and orphaned their infant daughter.

+10

December 2, 2012  11:43 AM ET

I can live with this....

December 2, 2012  11:53 AM ET

Best they can do given the circumstances.

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December 2, 2012  11:55 AM ET

It is more a moment of embarrassment than anything else. Not knowing what to say. They'll have no trouble putting this one behind them

December 2, 2012  11:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

They are keeping the guy's locker intact. I wonder why.

Even though there is no doubt about the crime, the murderer or the victim, there will still be an investigation. The contents of the locker are evidence in that investigation. There's probably nothing there, but you never know.

December 2, 2012  11:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

They are keeping the guy's locker intact. I wonder why.

If I were to hazard a guess... The team captains probably requested it.

I seriously doubt they will have a patch or decal. That would be a bit overt based on the circumstances.

December 2, 2012  12:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Even though there is no doubt about the crime, the murderer or the victim, there will still be an investigation. The contents of the locker are evidence in that investigation. There's probably nothing there, but you never know.

You are right, there will be a thorough investigation conducted.

December 2, 2012  12:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

If I were to hazard a guess... The team captains probably requested it. I seriously doubt they will have a patch or decal. That would be a bit overt based on the circumstances.

This has nothing to do with the team but a decision of law enforcement.

December 2, 2012  12:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This seems appropriate. I'm glad they're not having one for the guy who murdered his girlfriend and orphaned their infant daughter.

totally agree WWJ

December 2, 2012  12:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This seems appropriate. I'm glad they're not having one for the guy who murdered his girlfriend and orphaned their infant daughter.

Domestic violence is a national problem and most police officers have dealt with it.

December 2, 2012  12:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

This has nothing to do with the team but a decision of law enforcement.

So - you don't think that took place yesterday...while they were next to the stadium... At the crime scene?

Seems to be a logical step in the process to me... but maybe I watch too much "The First 48".

December 2, 2012  12:11 PM ET

I'm quite sure they resent having to acknowlede this incident at all. Did he play for us? It is more of a gee, I wish this guy played for someone else's organization ceremony

December 2, 2012  12:23 PM ET

Lets hope none of the Chiefs players play with this guys # written on them anywhere.

December 2, 2012  12:31 PM ET

Just don't try to make Belcher some sort of hero.........Or role model.............




Or worst of all...........A victim..........

December 2, 2012  12:34 PM ET
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Domestic violence is a national problem and most police officers have dealt with it.

My brother-in-law was a police chief and he said domestic violence calls were the worst for a policeman..........While he is dealing with one sometimes the other one will turn on the officer......

December 2, 2012  12:38 PM ET
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My brother-in-law was a police chief and he said domestic violence calls were the worst for a policeman..........While he is dealing with one sometimes the other one will turn on the officer......

Indeed. They never know what they're going to deal with. It can go from zero to screwball crazy is just seconds.

 
December 2, 2012  01:29 PM ET
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Lets hope none of the Chiefs players play with this guys # written on them anywhere.

What about the one's that cared about him? You know, his friends.

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