According to the Associated Press, Zoey Michelle, the daughter of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, will receive over $1 million due to the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement. The terms of baby Zoey’s benefits are as follows:
- $108,000/year for the next four years
- $48,000 in fifth year
- $52,000 in the sixth year and every year after until she turns 18 years of age
- If Zoey decides to attend college after she is 18, she will recieve $52,000/year until she turns 23 years of age
It appears that the financial burden will be somewhat eased on those who now have the responsibility of raising Zoey. No amount of money will ease her pain when she is eventually told what her father did to her mother and then himself. Hopefully, the NFL will make sure the money is put to proper use until Zoey is of age to handle her finances on her own.