According to report that there was some of Kasandra Perkins’ blood smeared on the gear shift of Belcher’s 2007 Bentley, which he drove to Arrowhead Stadium just before he turned the gun on himself, committing suicide in front of Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel and general manager Scott Pioli.
There was also broken glass all over the console of Belcher’s car.
The suicide capped a gory repudiation of the Long Island-raised linebacker’s commitment four years ago to combat domestic violence.
While playing for the University of Maine football team Belcher joined the Male Athletes Against Violence initiative.
Student athletes who signed up said they would “educate themselves on issues surrounding domestic violence, be positive role models and look honestly at my actions in regard to violence,” according to a pledge card posted online.
The revelation, first reported by the Bangor Daily News of Maine, was yet another example of the baffling turn of events that transformed an inspirational rise to the football elite into a tragic cautionary tale.
Kasandra Perkins, was dead. Their 3-month-old child was an orphan. And Belcher’s teammates on the Chiefs — including the coach and general manager who witnessed his suicide — were traumatized.
“He was such a calm, laid-back person — you would never think he would be capable of something like this,” said Brianne York, 21, who befriended Perkins at Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City, Mo.
“There were never any signs that indicated any kind of violence was ever going on.”