Every article I read quotes the coach as saying Belcher said 'thank you' and pulled the trigger.
Pardon me, but does it seem odd the guy would put nine rounds into his girlfriend, drive to the stadium just to thank the coach and then kill himself?
Maybe it's true, maybe it was a case of roid rage and he was not thinking clearly. But, I am of the opinion that you don't shoot your girl nine times and drive to the office to thank your old boss. You put nine rounds into her then you shoot yourself.
You kill your girlfriend and drive across town to tell someone "YOU did this to me" or something to that effect. Am I off my rocker or does is seem like there is more to it? What an off thing to say before killing yourself. Not goodbye or I'm sorry; but thank you.
According to Peter King, he sought Pioli(sp?) and thanked him for the opportunity as an undrafted rookie out of U of Maine and he requested to Crennel(sp?) and another assistant coach come out so that he could say the same thing to them. He then walked away and shot himself
From all indications he was a decent guy with no history of improper behavior. Sounds like he "snapped" or it was a "crime of passion" moreso than roid rage or a unknown history of DV