Kansas City Chiefs Wives and Girlfriends (WAGS)

08/11/14
 

The Casting Call Battle Between Tony Gonzalez's Wife October Gonzalez and Ex-Girlfriend Lauren Sanchez

 

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Tony Gonzalez's wife October Gonzalez is engaged in a battle for one of the most coveted chairs in all the gossip land. I'm talking about an open seat in the daily congress of diverse women-- The View! Apparently "the latino seat" is open for casting, and October is actually battling against Tony Gonzalez's ex-girlfriend Lauren Sanchez (and the mother of one of Tony's children). Doesn't that strike you as weird? Like, is Tony Gonzalez some kind of Latin women's oracle for television? He only attracts the most broadly-appealing Latina's for daytime television, apparently.

Well, it's going to be a rough ride for Tony's wife October because Lauren has already co-hosted an episode and has been in the running for the spot for quite awhile. At least that's what TMZ Sports was told when they reported on the story a few days ago. It doesn't seem like something you can really nail down with numbers. It must be that the studio does tests with various combinations of cast members and then asks people what they think. Like, "Hey folks, do you like the way October banters with Whoopi more than the way Lauren takes pot-shots at Barbara?" Being a television producer must be really interesting in this respect.

October Gonzalez is not afraid of the media spotlight. When we last took a look at Tony Gonzalez's wife, she was in the middle of a wildly successful PETA campaign that certainly had people around the Shield talking.

Tony Gonzalez's ex girlfriend Lauren Sanchez is a media veteran herself. The host of Fox 11 LA, and Good Day LA also has experience on a national stage as the weekend Co-Host for Extra. In 2013, Sanchez summited Kilimanjaro which is an amazing feat, only matched by the fact that she's a licensed pilot. I mean, come on - Latina or not, she's already 10 times more interesting than anyone else on The View.

A quick shout about Tony Gonzalez, who might be the best tight end the NFL has ever had. He has the record for most touchdowns by a tight end, most yards by a tight end, and was a 14-time Pro Bowler. So yeah, he had a good career, and now he's just another former pro in a suit, blabbing about football for NFL Today. His wife October has the chance to eclipse him-- come on October! You can do it! So rarely does this kind of opportunity come along where an athlete's wife genuinely has a chance to become more popular and well-known than her husband.

12/01/12
 

Jovan Belcher's girlfriend Kasandra Perkins

 

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UPDATE: 12/04/2012: We now know some additional details on the case.
The 911 caller was actually Belcher's mother who was in town to help the couple, and could be heard on the call begging Perkins not to die. Belcher and Perkins had been in a difficult period together since the birth of their child in September, and had been receiving counseling from the Kansas City Chiefs, who were acutely aware of the problems the couple was having.

Fortunately (and yes, we recognize there's nothing fortunate about this story), Belcher and Perkins daughter, Zoey, will be taken care of by the NFLPA. Zoey will receive $108,000 a year for four years, and $48,000 annually until 18. If she goes to college, she will then get $52,000 per year.

Belcher's funeral was Wednesday, with Chiefs GM Scott Pioli giving his eulogy.


The Kansas City Chiefs family is in mourning after 25 year old linebacker Jovan Belcher is suspected of killing his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself Saturday morning.

Police have stated that a 911 call came in at 8 a.m. from a woman stating that her daughter had been shot multiple times at a home approximately 5 miles from Arrowhead Stadium. Many are now reporting that the caller in question was the mother of Jovan Belcher's girlfriend Kasandra Perkins. Belcher is reported to have driven to the Chiefs practice facility after the first incident where he sat in his car alone. Teammates saw Belcher in his car and advised head coach Romeo Crennel and GM Scott Pioli of their concern over Belcher's apparent troubled state. When Pioli and Crennel went outside to confront Belcher, he is alleged to have thanked the two before turning the gun on himself and ending his life. The Kansas City Police department has confirmed that Pioli and Crennel were outside before Belcher took his life, and both stated that they never felt threatened directly by Belcher.

Deadspin, was the first to identify the woman in question, having located a Facebook page which uploaded pictures of Belcher, Perkins, and their newborn child around Thanksgiving. That same post also linked to a WalMart baby registry for a child with a due date of 9/11/2012.

Belcher was in his fourth year in the NFL after a standout career at the University of Maine. He started 44 of the 59 games in his career, becoming a starter in his rookie campaign.

Details continue to fly on this one, and we'll keep it up to date. Thoughts are with the families of both Jovan Belcher and Kasandra Perkins at this time.

The first shooting was reported about 8 a.m. at a home near 54th Street and Chrysler Avenue. The second shooting was reported a short time later at a Chiefs practice facility located on the Arrowhead facility.

Officials said the Chiefs player shot and killed his girlfriend and then drove to the practice facility where he shot and killed himself.
It's unknown if people were at Arrowhead or any of its surrounding facilities at the time.

09/04/12
 

Romeo Crennel's wife Rosemary Crennel

 

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I've always had a soft spot for Romeo.

If it wasn't for the defenses led by Romeo, the Patriots wouldn't have won the 3 out of 4 championships they did (that's right, we're counting 4 titles. They won in 07, too... Eli was IN THE GRASP. Game over). Back to Romeo; just like a few other coaches, he thought he could walk away from the Pats and Belichick and do the head coaching job on his own. From Charlie Weis and Eric Mangini, to Romeo, and Josh McDaniels no one can seem to cut it without Belichick being the leader (at first anyways). Hell McDaniels missed Bill so much he came back to be his offensive coordinator for 2012, which is a rarity to see a coach come back to the team he left.

Life as an NFL coach is short, and because of that, it's pretty likely that Romeo has one more shot to make it as a Head Coach in the league, this time with the Kansas City Chiefs. After an impressive few games taking over for Todd Haley, Romeo lost his interim tag, and was named the full-time Head Coach this offseason. Given Romeo's age and history away from Bill, the KC job should be his last chance to have any success as a NFL Head Coach.

One of the keys to how Romeo runs a team is discipline, which he learned from his father who was in the Army. While he might be strict on the field, at home he's got a much softer side according to Romeo Crennel's wife Rosemary Crennel. You probably need that side when you had to raise three daughters like Romeo did. Even though Romeo had to work the typical football coach hours he still did the best he could to be part of his kids lives as they grew up. All three of Romeo and Rosemary's kids are grown up now and are now having children of their own. With the kids grown up this leaves plenty of time for Romeo to figure out how he can get KC back into the playoffs.