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    NFL legend Junior Seau found dead at his California home | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports

    Quite sad.

    TMZ first reported that retired NFL star Junior Seau was found dead Wednesday morning, and that the police were investigating after his housekeeper found the NFL legend with a fatal shotgun wound to the chest. He was 43 years old.

    The report has been confirmed by the North County Times:
    Pro football great and Oceanside sports legend Junior Seau has apparently committed suicide, found by a housekeeper with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to multiple sources.
    Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood said he learned of the death from police Chief Frank McCoy.
    Police responded to Seau's home on The Strand on Wednesday after receiving a call about a reported suicide. The San Diego County medical examiner's office said an investigator was sent to the scene.

    The San Diego Chargers issued a statement at approximately noon PT:
    Everyone at the Chargers is in complete shock and disbelief right now...We ask everyone to stop what they're doing and send their prayers to Junior and his family.

    If Seau committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest, it is similar to the way former Chicago Bears great Dave Duerson ended his life. Duerson shot himself in the chest on February 17 -- the method used so that his brain could be examined for symptoms of CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy), a trauma-induced disease common to NFL players and others who have received repeated blows to the head.

  • #2
    Re: Junior Seau dead at 43

    Very sad news. Thanks for the info Sir clinksalot
    Sue B

    Math Geek of Randomness


    • #3
      Re: Junior Seau dead at 43

      I wish he would have chosen the Thomas Rickman ending instead of Frank Deford's.

      Waiting for Godot


      • #4
        Re: Junior Seau dead at 43

        Crazy to think one of the most positive, loved, influential presences ever to play any sport had such deep inner demons he would feel he needed to take this way out. I feel terrible for his family and friends. I was listening to The Max and Marcellus show on 710 and to hear Marcellus talk about what a great individual he was and how he motivated people to be great and then he got choked up while on air was really sad. He was a great player and I'll always remember when he was on my Fins and helped solidify our defense for three years. RIP Junior.


        • #5
          Re: Junior Seau dead at 43

          He was a role model for kids, and that is rare these days.

          This has been a Filmways presentation dahling.


          • #6
            Re: Junior Seau dead at 43

            Junior was a friend of mine. I still cannot believe this happened. Every time I walk past his house, I expect to see him outside, with his board, laughing and having a good time and hassling me to bring him back some coffee.
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