This is harsh. The caller doesn’t sound as if he’s making things up, and we imagine if Jovan Belcher had an criminal history while growing up on Long Island there must be some records to bolster this. Or possibly others who went through the same torment.
The caller, who raised his family on Long Island, says his son attended school with Jovan, who regularly bullied and beat up his son.
“We went to the police, we went to the Department of Education. We couldn’t do nothing about this kid. Around adults, he always acted like he was such a sweet little guy.”
The caller eventually had to relocate his family to Florida, just to get away from Belcher.
About Belcher, the caller said, “ He destroyed my family. He should have been dead 10 years ago.
Bob Costas was unavailable for comment.
At UMaine, Belcher took part 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 Dr. Sandra L. Caron, professor of family relations and human sexuality.