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Report: Junior Seau Found Dead In California Home
CBS Boston ^ | 5/2/12 | CBS Boston

Posted on 05/02/2012 11:32:22 AM PDT by raccoonradio

BOSTON (CBS) — Former NFL linebacker Junior Seau was found dead in his home in Oceanside, Calif., on Wednesday, according to TMZ.

TMZ reported that Seau shot himself.

The report said that police and the coroner’s office were called to Seau’s home to investigate a possible shooting.

The report says that police and the coroner’s office are investigating a scene inside Seau’s home, though the details are still unclear.

Seau was in the news in 2010 for driving his car off a cliff after an alleged domestic dispute.

Seau, 43, spent 20 seasons in the NFL, most recently playing for the New England Patriots from 2006-09. He was a 12-time Pro Bowler and 10-time All-Pro.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: juniorseau; nfl; patriots

1 posted on 05/02/2012 11:32:33 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Prayers up. So sad.

“Say OW!” was a tough guy.


2 posted on 05/02/2012 11:34:44 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: raccoonradio

What the F___? This guy was a class act. Prayers for the Family.


3 posted on 05/02/2012 11:35:21 AM PDT by crazydad
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To: raccoonradio

RIP Junior


4 posted on 05/02/2012 11:36:03 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (SpaceX Dragon launch to ISS, Cape Canaveral AFS, May 7, 9:38 AM EDT)
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To: raccoonradio; mainepatsfan
TMZ

Junior Seau Dead Cops Suspect Suicide

11:27 AM PDT -- We're told a 911 call came in around 10:00 AM. No word on who made the call.

11:26 AM PDT -- The North County Times is reporting Seau's body was discovered by his housekeeper.

11:23 AM PDT -- The coroner just arrived on scene.

NFL legend Junior Seau was found dead in his home in Oceanside, CA ... and a law enforcement source at the scene tells us cops believe he shot himself. Seau was 43-years-old ... and leaves behind 3 kids and an ex-wife.

Cops are currently at Seau's home -- located in San Diego County -- and were seen talking with a man who was inside the house and appeared distraught. We're told Seau sent text messages to his ex-wife and 3 kids yesterday saying, "Love you." We're told they all responded and didn't suspect anything was wrong. We're told he last saw his kids 3 weeks ago. Sources close to Seau tell us family members didn't notice any signs of depression in recent weeks.


5 posted on 05/02/2012 11:36:35 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
Sources close to Seau tell us family members didn't notice any signs of depression in recent weeks.

That's not unusual, when somebody decides to off themselves, they are often seemingly at peace knowing that in their minds, all of their troubles will soon be over.

6 posted on 05/02/2012 11:38:41 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: crazydad

If the domestic violence issues are true then the keyword here is “was”.

Enjoyed his time with the Patriots. Other than that I know little of him.


7 posted on 05/02/2012 11:40:46 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: raccoonradio

Yikes! *Very* sad.


8 posted on 05/02/2012 11:41:19 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: raccoonradio

It was quite a shock to check FR and see this as the newest story.

As a Chargers fan, I always enjoyed watching Seau play. He was a great one.

Really, really sad! What a waste.

Prayers for his family, his youngest son is only eleven or twelve.


9 posted on 05/02/2012 11:41:32 AM PDT by PreciousLiberty (Pray for America!!!)
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To: raccoonradio

I loved watching him play. This is terrible.


10 posted on 05/02/2012 11:41:43 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: raccoonradio

whoa!!! holy crap....


11 posted on 05/02/2012 11:41:58 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: raccoonradio

12 posted on 05/02/2012 11:43:26 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ( I am Breitbart)
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To: raccoonradio

13 posted on 05/02/2012 11:44:29 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: TheRhinelander

Surprising news. Good football player. His former girlfriend was Tila Tequila.


14 posted on 05/02/2012 11:45:20 AM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: raccoonradio

wow


15 posted on 05/02/2012 11:46:12 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: dfwgator
(You mean all of their earthly troubles, doncha...??? Otherwise, that comes across as advocating suicide with no future accountability...and I don't think you meant that, right? After all, suicide is still murder of that which is not yours -- your life...Christ died for Junior's life and mine, for his sins and mine...Still, "You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies." -- 1 Cor. 6:19-20)
16 posted on 05/02/2012 11:46:48 AM PDT by Colofornian (Mom when I grow up, I want 2B like Ike. Mom when I grow up, I want 2B a god from Kolob like Mitt.)
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To: raccoonradio

Very sad. He will have to watch his inevitable Hall of Fame Induction from Heaven.

Many are already speculating about concussions leading to this. Still, my guess if a spirit had appeared to Seau when he was graduating USC and said “if you play in the NFL, you will become one of the greatest linebackers the game has ever known but you will die at 43”, Seau would have still played.


17 posted on 05/02/2012 11:48:40 AM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: I Drive Too Fast
Surprising news. Good football player. His former girlfriend was Tila Tequila.

I thought it was another former Chargers LB, Shawn Merriman, who was hooked up with Tequila.


18 posted on 05/02/2012 11:49:00 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: raccoonradio

After yet another big hit.
19 posted on 05/02/2012 11:49:50 AM PDT by PreciousLiberty (Pray for America!!!)
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To: dfwgator

Then there are the cases of people killing their spouse and kids and then themselves.


20 posted on 05/02/2012 11:49:58 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
My most vivid memory of Junior Seau is from the 1990 Rose Bowl game, when he recovered the ball after USC blocked a Michigan punt and returned it to the Michigan 11 to set up a Trojan touchdown. The Trojans won 17-10.

Fight on forever, Junior!

21 posted on 05/02/2012 11:50:15 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: raccoonradio

I wonder if steroid use was a contributing factor.


22 posted on 05/02/2012 11:52:29 AM PDT by stormer
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To: Our man in washington

Of course, it could have been nothing more than just a player not being able to handle life after football.

One guy I would really be worried about in that area is T.O., he is so desperately trying to hang onto a football career playing for an Arena-League team, I really fear for him once he realizes it’s over....he already had one suicide attempt when he was with the Cowboys.


23 posted on 05/02/2012 11:54:09 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: I Drive Too Fast

That was Shawn Merriman. Seau was never involved with Tila Tequila.


24 posted on 05/02/2012 11:55:13 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: raccoonradio

Shocking and terribly sad.


25 posted on 05/02/2012 11:57:52 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: dfwgator

Good point. We shouldn’t race to conclusions about concussions. Being a conservative, I draw no conclusions without evidence. It’s possible, but far from certain, that concussions were a factor.


26 posted on 05/02/2012 11:58:23 AM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: Rummyfan

You are right. It was Merriman. I kept seeing links mentioning Junior and her, but they are obviously in error.


27 posted on 05/02/2012 12:01:24 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: massgopguy

I thought Tila played for the other team.


28 posted on 05/02/2012 12:01:37 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: stormer

I wonder if steroid use was a contributing factor.

...so do I. Looking at those arms, that is the first thing
that came to mind. Doesn’t mean there is any truth to it, just saying.


29 posted on 05/02/2012 12:07:16 PM PDT by wita
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To: stormer; All

concussions....


30 posted on 05/02/2012 12:07:32 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: dfwgator

Tequila admits to batting from both sides of the plate.


31 posted on 05/02/2012 12:14:06 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: I Drive Too Fast

I didn’t know that.


32 posted on 05/02/2012 12:19:02 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: raccoonradio

I’m watching the local news here in San Diego. JR’s mother is on the scene and they had to provide a chair for her as she wailed. What a selfish and hurtful thing to do to your elderly parents.

<P<Whatever peace he was looking for I hope he found it.


33 posted on 05/02/2012 12:21:21 PM PDT by South40
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What a selfish and hurtful thing to do to your elderly parents.

Not to mention your kids....no matter how bad things get....I know the one thing that would always keep me going is to see my kids grow up.

34 posted on 05/02/2012 12:23:01 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator
Yes, he had three kids. Now they have no father.


35 posted on 05/02/2012 12:25:39 PM PDT by South40
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To: dfwgator
"I know the one thing that would always keep me going is to see my kids grow up."

I couldn't agree more...and I find it hard to believe that Junior would put his family through this kind of pain.

For those who don't know much about Junior, he certainly did a lot of good over the years. From the Wikipedia page:

Junior Seau Foundation

In 1992, Seau created the Junior Seau Foundation with the mission to educate and empower young people through the support of child abuse prevention, drug and alcohol awareness, recreational opportunities, anti-juvenile delinquency efforts and complimentary educational programs.

The 20th Anniversary Junior Seau Celebrity Golf Classic was held March 10–12, 2012 at the world famous La Costa Resort and Spa. The Foundation gives out an annual award to the individual who exemplifies the mission statement of the Junior Seau Foundation.

2000–– Legend of the Year — Sid Brooks
2001–– Legend of the Year — Lance Alworth
2002–– Legend of the Year — Sid Gillman
2003–– Legend of the Year — Don Coryell
2004–– Legend of the Year — Marcus Allen
2005–– Legend of the Year — Deacon Jones
2006–– Legend of the Year — Bobby Ross
2007–– Legend of the Year — Warren Moon
2008–– Legend of the Year — Marshall Faulk
2009–– Legend of the Year — Charlie Joiner
2010–– Legend of the Year — John Lynch
2011–– Legend of the Year — Bill Walton

RIP Junior!

36 posted on 05/02/2012 1:01:32 PM PDT by PreciousLiberty (Pray for America!!!)
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To: PreciousLiberty

It is not unusual for people who are depressed to be active in causes, such as that, it’s one of the ways they try to fight it....but ultimately it’s not enough.


37 posted on 05/02/2012 1:06:54 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: A.A. Cunningham; dfwgator
Tequila admits to batting from both sides of the plate.

That's because the rules of baseball only allow two sides. I think if the rules changed and home plate were a hendecagon, Tila would be batting from all eleven sides.

38 posted on 05/02/2012 3:33:42 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Scoutmaster

Anyone ever see her with a boa or a donkey?


39 posted on 05/02/2012 5:04:09 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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