Jovan Belcher Buried Near Long Island Hometown
More than 300 show up to funeral.
Deceased NFL player Jovan Belcher was buried on Wednesday near the Long Island, New York neighborhood he grew up.
More than 300 mourners came to the open-casket funeral, some of them wearing his No. 50 Kansas City Chiefs jersey.
“If I would have a lifetime wish or a dream come true, I’d pray to GOD with all my heart to change that day and bring back you,” Belcher’s mother, Cheryl Shepherd, wrote in her son’s funeral program. “A thousand words or questions won’t do it, this I know because I’ve tried. Not even a million tears will do it. I know this because I’ve cried."
Two weeks ago Belcher shot his girlfriend and mother of his infant daughter Kasandra Perkins before leaving the scene and killing himself outside of the Chiefs stadium.
Family urged that people not judge Belcher by how he died.