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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - The tragic story of former Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher seems to be having a profound effect on some players around the league.

Belcher, the Long Island native who fatally shot his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself on December 1, shook the football world upside down when he committed murder-suicide.

And now, players are taking action to prevent further unthinkable incidents from occurring.

During Week 14′s coverage of Football Night in America, Peter King reported that multiple NFL players have turned in their firearms as a result of the Belcher tragedy.

“I’ve been told that in the last seven days, at least seven players around the league have gone to their team’s security officers to turn in the firearms that they possess from their homes,” King said during the broadcast. “I’m also told that one of these players had multiple firearms, as Jovan Belcher did — he had eight … He told his security officer, ‘I don’t trust myself with these guns in the house. Please take them away.’”

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» 22 Comments

  1. Ten Megaton

    December 10th, 2012

    I don’t trust the Government so I keep mine.

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  2. Ten Megaton

    December 10th, 2012

    I’ll keep mine…..

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  3. vangrungy

    December 10th, 2012

    Who?

    Just want to be sure which mansions have no protection

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  4. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    December 10th, 2012

    Shouldn’t they turn in their girlfriends too?

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  5. IronyCurtain

    December 10th, 2012

    I sure “wouldn’t trust the guns” in the homes of NFL Thugs either.

    But, Civilized American Citizens- no problem.

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  6. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    December 10th, 2012

    Don’t trust a loaded girlfriend, you could hurt yourself.

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  7. Jethro

    December 10th, 2012

    “I don’t trust myself with these guns in the house. Please take them away.”

    Pussy! Then turn in your knives, baseball bats, furniture, cars, lawn care implements, ropes, garden hoses, neck ties, swiming pools, bathtubs, toilets, and all glass objects…. and your fat ass since you could crush the average person with your gargantuan steroid infused body.

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  8. Unslung Hero

    December 10th, 2012

    If you can run real fast and make a bunch of money just because of that……it don’t make you any smarter. These guys weren’t bred for brains…….

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  9. Bad Brad

    December 10th, 2012

    They are insecure with firearms because none of them bothered to take the Plaxico Burris gun safety course.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&v=IouUsPsUg4Y&NR=1

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  10. Xavier

    December 10th, 2012

    Belcher’s pecker was responsible for those deaths, not the gun.

    So fellas put your money where your mouth is. Chop-chop.

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  11. Menderman

    December 10th, 2012

    How many turned in their car keys?

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  12. lamchops

    December 10th, 2012

    53 players on a roster (plus a five-player practice squad) times 32 teams, equals a total of 1,696 players divided into 7 equals .004 (four tenths of one percent).

    BFD

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  13. Unneutral

    December 10th, 2012

    If you know that you are one of the sheeple then by all means turn in your weapon.

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  14. Dadof3

    December 10th, 2012

    HAHAHHAha Let them turn in all their guns!

    I say, anyone who doesn’t trust themselves around their own guns SHOULD turn them in – That goes for any liberal who doesn’t trust me with a gun too! Not MY gun! HIS if he has a general lack of trust.

    Don’t expect us trustworthy ones to turn them in just because you don’t trust yourself.

    Wow, just what kind of thoughts have they been having to come to this conclusion?

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  15. jeckelmyhyde

    December 10th, 2012

    Turn my guns in…. come and get em…..and who are these mental midgets that cannot trust themselves. Sounds like a drug or roid problem.

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  16. Velké internetové koule

    December 10th, 2012

    All democrats and progressives should be forbidden from gun ownership for the health and safety of the competent gun owners who might have to shoot them some day because of their stupidity and lack of concern for the living.

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  17. Jarhead Cracka

    December 10th, 2012

    A pity OJ Simpson didn’t turn in his KNIVES so many years ago, Nicole and Ron would be alive today. And none of these geniuses ever thought of SELLING their firearms instead of “turning them in”. Wonder if those ‘security officers’ will sell them?

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  18. thirdtwin

    December 10th, 2012

    I call bullshit. Who “told” Peter King this? Names and details, or it didn’t happen.

    On the other hand, I could easily see a few showboat hairshirt narcissistic egotistial millionaire morons parading their mental instability to management and blaming it on concussions as they ceremonially hand over their guns.

    Of course, I can also see these same guys buying some new guns in the off-season.

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  19. Jarhead Cracka

    December 10th, 2012

    @Lamchops: I like your math, but you left the convicted felons who can’t own a firearm (like Michael Vick) out of your math equation. If you factored those off of the original player population your .004 would come in even smaller!

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  20. Tortillapete

    December 10th, 2012

    Stop me befoh I killz agin Lawd!

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  21. phil.arbeit

    December 11th, 2012

    @ Jarhead

    You’ve hit the nail on the head, how many of these NFL “stars” are convicted felons and are illegally possessing firearms right now? What a crock.

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  22. Death_By_Farts

    December 11th, 2012

    thirdtwin, I second your motion on Bullshit.

    No self-respecting gun owner all of a sudden has a “change of heart” over their own personal gun-owning responsibilities and just hands their guns over…Bullshit indeed.

    This guy is a liberal asshole, who never had a gun in the first place.
    I say we call him on his bluff…Let’s take away the guns from his gated community security guards, and from the police agency who would respond to the same community.

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