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Autopsy shows Belcher was twice legal limit at time of death
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit when he shot his girlfriend nine times...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit when he shot his girlfriend nine times and then killed himself in front of his coach and general manager, an autopsy released Monday showed.
The Jackson County (Mo.) Medical Examiner report on Belcher, 25, raised new questions about whether police should have done more before the Dec. 1 murder-suicide. Officers found Belcher sleeping in his idling car about five hours earlier, but let him go inside a nearby apartment to sleep it off.
At the time of the autopsy, Belcher's BAC was 0.17, more than twice the limit of 0.08 percent for Missouri drivers, and it was likely higher when he shot girlfriend Kasandra Perkins, 22, at the couple's Kansas City home.
• John Fox would tell Peyton Manning to take the knee again.
John Elway, of all people, agreed with that call.
Given the ball at his 20 with 31 seconds, two timeouts and one of the best quarterbacks in the game, the Broncos coach decided to run out the clock and head to overtime.
Result: Baltimore 38, Denver 35.
Fox said he felt good about the decision when he made it Saturday, toward the end of one of the most disheartening losses in the franchise's history. After hashing it over during the last two sleepless nights, he stood by his decision.
"I'd do it again 10 times if it presented itself in that situation," he said Monday at Denver's season-ending news conference, where he was joined by Elway, the quarterback-turned-front office executive.
"I thought it was the right thing at that time," Elway said. "I think with where the team was mentally and the situation we were in, I thought that it was a good move."
• Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has undergone surgery on his broken left arm, a person with knowledge of the operation tells The Associated Press. Gronkowski suffered the season-ending injury Sunday when he caught a pass from Tom Brady in the first quarter and landed out of bounds on the arm for an incompletion.
• A person familiar with the situation said the Carolina Panthers interviewed Pat Shurmur and Hue Jackson for their vacant offensive coordinator position.
The Panthers are looking to replace Rob Chudzinski, who left to become coach of the Cleveland Browns last week.
• Former Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt interviewed with Philadelphia as the team's search to replace Andy Reid entered its third week.
Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley is scheduled to return Tuesday for a second interview.
• The Cleveland Browns are close to selling naming rights for their stadium to an energy company based in Akron, Ohio, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Monday.
The deal with FirstEnergy Corp. could be announced as early as Tuesday, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team and the company haven't discussed it publicly.
• The Chiefs introduced longtime Packers executive John Dorsey as their new general manager, turning over a team that was 2-14 to one of them men responsible for building Green Bay into a consistent winner.
• Police in Jersey City, N.J., say they've been trying to contact Kenny Britt, Tennessee wide receiver and former Rutgers star, to question him about an incident Sunday in which he allegedly drove a friend to the hospital after the man had been stabbed at a party.