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NFL legend Junior Seau found dead at his California home
Yahoo News ^ | 05/05/2012 | Maggie Hendricks

Posted on 05/02/2012 12:33:58 PM PDT by pepsi_junkie

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.


(Excerpt) Read more at sports.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Sports
KEYWORDS: california; chargers; football; juniorseau; mentalhealth; nfl; obit; obituary; rip; sandiego; seau; suicide
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To: BushCountry

Not with a defender model with an 18 inch barrel.


21 posted on 05/02/2012 1:12:58 PM PDT by wolfcreek (‘closed eye’ mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: unkus
Not if he used his big toe.

Or used a shotgun with a sawed-off barrel.

22 posted on 05/02/2012 1:14:13 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply. I will NEVER submit.)
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To: BushCountry

A short barrel or loooong fingers . . .


23 posted on 05/02/2012 1:14:17 PM PDT by uddaudd
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To: RinaseaofDs

Did it hurt a lot?


24 posted on 05/02/2012 1:14:21 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Nasty.


25 posted on 05/02/2012 1:16:12 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: shibumi

I just went and ‘sized’ up my Mossberg defender with an 18 inch barrel.

No problemo.

He was a big guy though, could of probably done it with a full size shotgun.


26 posted on 05/02/2012 1:16:49 PM PDT by wolfcreek (‘closed eye’ mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: dfwgator
This is a big problem that is not going to go away for the NFL.

It can end tomorrow. At least future problems. All the NFL needs to do is give the players back their leather headgear. But that won't do for the NFL. They might lose revenue if the game lost any bone crunching excitement.

Very sad to hear about Junior. He was such an intense player. And a great guy from what I've read of him.

27 posted on 05/02/2012 1:18:10 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply. I will NEVER submit.)
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To: RinaseaofDs
I just tried it with my old Remington 12GA. Sit in a chair and use your toe. No problem.

Did it take one shot or more?
28 posted on 05/02/2012 1:20:09 PM PDT by crosshairs (Worship the Creator, not the created.)
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To: unkus
Nasty.

Just making an observation.

29 posted on 05/02/2012 1:20:33 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply. I will NEVER submit.)
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To: RinaseaofDs
I just tried it with my old Remington 12GA.

apparently you weren't successful.

last time i heard the name junior seau, Rush Limbaugh was reporting that he'd driven his SUV over the side of a hill or something.

30 posted on 05/02/2012 1:21:34 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Thane_Banquo
Hold muh beer....

ding ding ding.

31 posted on 05/02/2012 1:24:02 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: pepsi_junkie

Rest in Peace, Junior, you were a helluva player..........

32 posted on 05/02/2012 1:26:11 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

I would impose weight limits.....no more than 250 pounds, there was a time when a 300-pound player was unheard of...now they are not only over 300 pounds, but they are fast as well. That’s a bad combination.


33 posted on 05/02/2012 1:26:49 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: BushCountry
"Isn’t shooting yourself in the chest with a shotgun almost impossible?"

It would take a VERY deliberate effort. Even with a pistol grip shotgun without a stock, it wouldn't be easy. Maybe the thing had a sawed off barrel...... (OR SOMEONE SHOT HIM)....

34 posted on 05/02/2012 1:28:53 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: pepsi_junkie

A Samoan dude! RIP Junior.


35 posted on 05/02/2012 1:28:53 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

What is the incidence of concussions for rugby players? If it is lower than that of football players, that would be very telling.


36 posted on 05/02/2012 1:28:53 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: BushCountry; All
Another story says "handgun" which makes more sense than a shotgun.

Throughout his Chargers career, I recall he was good to the San Diego community and a first class player. I can't imagine the anguish his mother's going through.

If brain injury did cause major shifts in personality, as I've seen happen in stroke patients, I can understand why he'd want "out" before he couldn't recognize and control who he was and do so in a manner his brain could be preserved for study.

37 posted on 05/02/2012 1:32:19 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: BushCountry
Isn’t shooting yourself in the chest with a shotgun almost impossible?

My guess is he did it this way to avoid a mangled head or face at his funeral....out of consideration to his family

38 posted on 05/02/2012 1:33:38 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: dfwgator

Rugby is a very different sport. Large portions of what happens in an NFL play, perfectly legal with the rules stuff, is against the rules in rugby. They just don’t run at each other as much, there’s not as much emphasis on bringing people to the ground. Football is a collision sport, rugby gets some collisions but that’s really the point of football.


39 posted on 05/02/2012 1:33:38 PM PDT by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: RinaseaofDs

You missed.


40 posted on 05/02/2012 1:42:43 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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