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As Chiefs press on with dream season, players still reflect on nightmare of murder-suicide

Andy Reid remembers hearing the news as it filtered out of Kansas City on a cold December morning. It was just bits and pieces at first, nobody able to separate fact from fiction. All he knew for sure was there'd been a shooting death at Arrowhead Stadium.It only came to light later that it had been a murder-suicide involving Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, who shot to death the mother of his infant child before turning the gun on himself.Reid was the coach of the Philadelphia Eagles one year ago this weekend, and his thoughts had drifted to his oldest son, Garrett, who had died of a drug overdose that August. He could relate to the pain that was being felt by so many people whose lives had been affected by a seemingly random act a violence that was almost too disturbing to comprehend."Talk about a gut-wrenching experience, that's what that is," Reid said this week. "My heart went out to them. I understood what they were going through. As it was then, as it is today, my thoughts and p...

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