Report: Panthers advised to make flight to Kansas City
- By Gregg Rosenthal
- Around The League editor
- Published: Dec. 1, 2012 at 01:23 p.m.
The Carolina Panthers have been advised by the NFL to travel to Kansas City after Saturday morning's fatal shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs facility, according to a report from the Charlotte Observer.
Interim general manager Brandon Beane says the NFL has advised the team to travel as planned. The team charter was scheduled to leave at 1:15 p.m. ET.
Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Saturday morning at the team facility, Kansas City Police confirmed. The shooting occured at 8:10 a.m. local time.
Belcher also was suspected of killing of a 22-year-old woman described by police as his "on again, off-again" girlfriend at a nearby residence before driving to the training facility, a police spokesman told NFL Network's Albert Breer.
"We can confirm that there was an incident at Arrowhead earlier this morning. We are cooperating with authorities in their investigation," the Chiefs said in a statement Saturday.
The situation is deeply sad and unprecedented. For now, the Panthers and Chiefs are still making plans as if they will play a football game on Sunday. We'll continue to let you know the facts as we learn them.