NFL Tragedy: Moment of Silence

Linebacker Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs murdered his girlfriend then committed suicide.
2:54 | 12/02/12

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As tens of millions of americans watched football this weekend, it was hard to escape that headline, the heart break in kansas city. And on this sunday, a team took a moment to remember a family in extraordinary pain. Jovan belcher was linebacker for the kansas city chiefs, got there on his own, he wasn't drafted. Recently celebrating the birth of his first child, a baby girl. This weekend, tragedy. Belcher killing his girlfriend and killing himself at the stadium in friend of his coach and general manager. The teammates leading the fans in a moment of silence. And some questions for the coach. Were there any signs this was coming? John schriffen in kansas city tonight. Reporter: With heavy hearts, the players took the field one day after teammate jovan belcher killed his girlfriend before taking his own life outside the stadium. It's tough. You miss him. He was a great guy. A great teammate who loved his family. And my heart goes out to them. Our prayers are with them. Reporter: As part of a pregame ceremony, they observed a moment of silence for victims of domestic abuse. After running back peyton hillis scored the game's first touchdown, he ran over to coach romeo crennel to give him a hug. Place say saturday morning, belcher killed his girlfriend kasandra perkins, the mother of his daughter. At their home. He then got in his car and drove to the facility at arrow head stadium where he thanked coaches for believing in him. Moments later, shooting himself in the head as the coach and general manager looked on in horror. Police are trying to figure out what caused him to snap. He and his girlfriend were arguing after she returned late from a concert. It was an individual that did something that he snapped. That, I don't understand and i probably never will. Reporter: It's the latest in a strange of nfl player suicides. Earlier this year, ray easterling took his life. So did titans player murdock. In may, junior seau died after shooting himself in fact the chest. The family is having his brain studied. They want know if the suicide is associated to a history of concussion injuries. But the team's general manager said that he does not have a history of injuries. He is a player that doesn't have a history of concussions. Reporter: With belcher's jersey still hanging in his locker, his teammates say he will not be forgotten. The team announced it will start a foundation for belcher's 3-month-old daughter left behind. As for what happened on the field? The chiefs played the best game of the season, beating the carolina panthers, earning their second win of the year. David? Coming together. Thanks to you. The developing story this evening. Much of the northwest is getting

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