Cheryl Shepherd, the mother of Jovan Belcher, wants it both ways. She benefited from the high salary her son earned as a professional football player for the Kansas City Chiefs. Now she is filing a wrongful-death lawsuit for the repeated concussions he received practicing his profession.
Belcher killed his girlfriend and then killed himself and his mother Cheryl Shepherd is blaming the NFL. This is similar to cigarette smokers suing cigarette producers for engaging in an activity that is known to be harmful to ones health! Boxing, Hockey, UFC, Football are high paying professions partially because of the life threatening risks associated with these extreme contact professions.
Nobody forced Jovan Belcher to play professional football. Maybe his mother? I suspect he had other issues of an addictive nature that contributed to his tragic murderous actions. His mother does NOT deserve a penny of compensation from the NFL!
I believe a Lovington,NM high school football player experienced serious depression and attributed it to excessive contact.