Kansas City Chiefs’ moment of silence should lead to awareness about domestic violence
The Kansas City Chiefs took an important first step in an impossible situation Sunday by holding a moment of silence at a game the day after a murder-suicide committed by linebacker Jovan Belcher. The silence at Arrowhead Stadium was not to memorialize Belcher but to remember all victims of domestic violence. Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins, then himself at the Chiefs practice facility in the presence of coach Romeo Crennel and general manager Scott Pioli. The tragedy orphaned the three-month-old daughter of Perkins and Belcher. The next step should be a domestic violence public service campaign by the National Football League.