Wile the football world was grieving the loss of KC Chief Jevon Belcher and his girlfriend, Kassandra Perkins, in the murder/suicide tragedy, another tragic suicide happened quietly over the weekend.
A Cleveland Browns employee was found dead of apparent hanging in a maintenance shed at the team’s practice facility Saturday, a Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner spokesman told NFL.com.
The Browns confirmed Sunday that assistant groundskeeper Eric Eucker had died.
“This is a terrible tragedy, and our heartfelt condolences go out to Eric’s family,” the Browns said in a statement obtained by NFL.com reporter Albert Breer. “Eric was a good friend and colleague, and an outstanding employee. He will be missed by everyone in the Cleveland Browns organization.”
The Browns are in Oakland this weekend to face the Raiders. We send our thoughts and condolences to everyone affected in the Browns family.
Why do I bring this up? While “journalists” like Bob Costas and Jason Whitlock are quick to polarize a death and push for tighter gun control, and even claiming that if there were tighter gun restrictions, Jevon and Kassandra would be alive today, Costas and Whitlock failed to mention that if there were more restrictions on rope, the Cleveland Browns groundkeeper would also be alive today.
Costas is a stupid idiot. I would like to ask him if his security guards carry guns for his protection. Of course they do. Stop blaming inanimate objects for the death of others.