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Robert Guerrero arrested for attempting to take gun on a plane while promoting Floyd Mayweather fight

Guerrero arrested for attempting to take a GUN on a PLANE while promoting upcoming world title fight with Mayweather

By
Declan Warrington

PUBLISHED:

20:38 GMT, 28 March 2013

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UPDATED:

22:11 GMT, 28 March 2013

Robert Guerrero was today arrested at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport following his attempt to board an airplane with a handgun.

The welterweight, who is scheduled to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas on May 4, was reported to to have brought the gun – a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson – and three bullet magazines with him for the flight to the same California location.

The southpaw, who had been in New York to promote the upcoming fight, is to be charged with one count of criminal possession of a firearm and three counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. It is thought the charges will not affect the fight's status but he could regardless face up to four years in prison if found guilty.

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Robert Guerrero

Controversial: Robert Guerrero was arrested while attempting to promote his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr

According to the police report Guerrero, who it is understood has a permit to carry a gun in California but is not licenced to do so in California, allegedly told the authorities that he had the weapon with him upon arrival in New York from Virginia.

'I hope that Mr. Guerrero fights better than he thinks,' said Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown.

'For anyone who hasn't gotten the message, let me be crystal clear. You cannot bring an unlicensed weapon — loaded or unloaded — into this county or this city. And if you do you will be arrested and face felony charges.'

Jovan Belcher shoots his girlfriend dead before killing himself at Kansas City Chiefs" stadium

Kansas City Chiefs' Belcher shoots girlfriend dead before killing himself at Arrowhead StadiumUnconfirmed reports that Jovan Belcher, 25, is the Kansas City Chief who shot and killed his girlfriend at their home
He then traveled to the team's Arrowhead stadium, where he shot himself in a practice areaBelcher and his girlfriend had a baby less than three months ago

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UPDATED:

18:01 GMT, 1 December 2012

A 25-year-old Kansas City Chiefs player shot his girlfriend early on Saturday morning, then drove to the team's Arrowhead Stadium and turned the gun on himself as two team officials were confronting him, police have said.

There are several unconfirmed media reports that the dead player is linebacker Jovan Belcher, 25, originally from Long Island, New York. Belcher and his girlfriend had a baby less than three months ago on September 11.

Police spokesman Darin Snapp said authorities received a call from a woman who said her daughter had been shot multiple times at a residence about five miles away from the Arrowhead complex.

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There are unconfirmed reports that linebacker Jovan Belcher, 25, is the footballer who shot and killed his girlfriend and then himself on Saturday morning

There are unconfirmed reports that linebacker Jovan Belcher, 25, is the footballer who shot and killed his girlfriend and then himself on Saturday morning

Crime scene: Authorities received a call Saturday morning from a woman who said her daughter had been shot multiple times at a residence five miles away from the Arrowhead complex

Crime scene: Authorities received a call Saturday morning from a woman who said her daughter had been shot multiple times at a residence five miles away from the Arrowhead complex

Upon arriving at the Arrowhead Stadium complex, police witnessed a black male in a car with a handgun to his head talking to two Chiefs officials

Upon arriving at the Arrowhead Stadium complex, police witnessed a black male in a car with a handgun to his head talking to two Chiefs officials

Belcher has been the Chiefs starting inside linebacker for the last two seasons after going undrafted in 2009

Belcher has been the Chiefs starting inside linebacker for the last two seasons after going undrafted in 2009

Snapp told KCTV5 that a call was then received from the Chiefs' practice facility.

After a confrontation with team personnel, in which they attempted to stop the player from committing additional acts of violence, he shot himself near the front doors of the practice area. Police heard the single gunshot as they arrived at the scene.

According to CBSSports.com, Chiefs Coach Romeo Crennel and General Manager Scott Pioli were outside the facility when Belcher took his own life. The player apparently 'thanked both men before taking his life, and that Pioli and Crennel did not feel threatened.'

Belcher had no history of violence according to those who knew him, had a strong relationship with Crennel and the incident has come as a surprise to the organization and many who knew Belcher well.

'We can confirm that there was an
incident at Arrowhead earlier this morning,' the Chiefs said in a
statement. 'We are cooperating with authorities in their investigation.'

Belcher grew up on Long Island, New York and played for the Maine Black Bears in college. There, he was named first team All American in the Football Championship Subdivision.

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Jovan Belcher #59 stretches before a game against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium in 2009

Jovan Belcher #59 stretches before a game against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium in 2009

Shooting: Arrowhead Stadium is home of the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City

Shooting: Arrowhead Stadium is home of the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City

After going undrafted in 2009, Belcher
agreed to a free agent contract with the Chiefs. In 2011, he
became a starting linebacker for the team. He had started 10 of 11
games at inside linebacker for the Chiefs this season.

The season has been a massive
disappointment for the Chiefs, who were expected to contend for the AFC
West title.

But they're just 1-10
and mired in an eight-game losing streak that has been marked by
devastating injuries and fan upheaval, with constant calls the past few
weeks for general manager Scott Pioli and coach Romeo Crennel to be
fired.

The Chiefs are scheduled to host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.