Former Chiefs GM Scott Pioli appeared on the Dan Patrick Show on Tuesday and discussed the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide that took place on Dec. 1. Pioli told Patrick he needed professional help and said he’s not sure he’ll ever shake what he saw that day outside the Chiefs practice facility.
Patrick peppered Pioli with questions, trying to get Pioli to open up or at least offer up a better understanding as to why Belcher would do this, and I thought Pioli handled it well with his explanation.
“Every human being, I don’t care who you are, have these deep dark places and you don’t know, even those you’re most intimate with, there’s something you don’t know. Clearly there was something with Jovan that none of us knew.”
What I was also impressed with was that Pioli didn’t consider himself a victim and didn’t gloss over Kasandra Perkins, the victim in the murder, or the families who were affected.
“I saw something awful, but the reality is there are other victims…someone lost their daughter, lost their son…this is happening all over our country and that’s the bigger picture you have to look at.”
Watch Pioli’s appearance on the Dan Patrick Show.