Jamaal Charles' wife related to Kasandra Perkins

  • By Gregg Rosenthal
  • Around The League editor
    Updated: Dec. 2, 2012 at 10:29 a.m.

The shocking death of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher is going to affect the team's players and staff in many different ways. For running back Jamaal Charles, the tragedy will hit particularly close to home.
NFL Network's Randy Moss reported on "NFL GameDay Morning" that the wife of Charles was cousins with Kasandra Perkins, who was killed by Belcher on Saturday. Perkins was the mother of Belcher's child and was introduced to Belcher through Charles.
Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn spoke about how difficult it would be for the Chiefs to play the Carolina Pantherson Sunday after Belcher and Perkins' deaths. That will likely be especially true for Charles.
It is going to be a very different, and difficult Sunday in Kansas City.