Former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher’s name appears on at least three police reports released by University of Maine officials on Monday.
In April 2006, which was Belcher’s freshman year at Maine, he was upset over a woman and punched a dormitory window, according to officials.
In February 2007, officers responded to a noise complaint involving Belcher and his girlfriend and “a discussion outside his room."
Belcher on Saturday fatally shot Kasandra Perkins, whom he met in Kansas City and was the mother of their 3-month-old daughter, and later committed suicide with a handgun at the Chiefs’ practice facility.
“I was told Belcher was upset over a girl and punched a window out," states the University of Maine police report on the incident of April 1, 2006. “There was a lot of blood outside of the west entrance and in the lobby" of Androscoggin Hall.
“I noticed the window to the interior, ground floor door, to the center stairwell, broken out," the report continues. Belcher had to pay restitution.
One of Belcher’s former teammates, Mike Brusko, who played football for the Maine Black Bears from 2005 to 2008, said the incident involved some intoxication and bad judgment.
“I have at least two or three other friends who have done exactly the same thing," Brusko told The Bangor Daily News. “I know all of them, and I would only have ever attributed that to a bad decision that was influenced by alcohol.
“He wasn’t the only person drinking that night. I’ve made a hundred decisions like that that I’d like to take back. Nobody ever would have taken that incident and turned it into some sort of foreshadowing of what he would (ultimately) do."
A third report — a request by Belcher to be let into a building — was found during an inquiry Saturday evening by The Bangor Daily News.
While in college, Belcher participated in a for-credit class called Male Athletes Against Violence during the fall semester in 2007, according to a statement that was issued by the university in response to a request for an interview with Sandra L. Caron, professor of family relations and human sexuality.
“MAAV is an effort to involve men so that we can begin to understand that violence is very much a ‘man’s issue,’" the statement said.
The university statement said the students who enroll are typically varsity athletes.
During his time at the University of Maine, Belcher also participated in the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization in Greater Bangor. In that capacity, Belcher spent time with some local youths who were in need of a male role model.
“I often saw Jovan with underprivileged kids," Brusko said. “I can remember him bringing kids around the football facility and showing them around and being a mentor to them."