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  • Lives After Junior (Junior Seau story)

    05/03/2013 8:40:14 AM PDT · by Doctor 2Brains · 4 replies ^ | 5/3/13 | Shelley Smith
    ...According to Auwae, it was mid-December 2010 and Seau had just lost close to a million dollars in 90 minutes playing high-stakes blackjack -- $40,000 to $50,000 a hand. Earlier in the day, the 12-time former Pro Bowl linebacker told Auwae he had won close to $800,000. After dinner at a local Italian restaurant, they went back to the room, where Auwae says he begged Seau to stay away from the blackjack tables.
  • Seau's family sues NFL over brain injuries

    01/23/2013 11:07:18 AM PST · by ColdOne · 50 replies ^ | 1/23/13 | ap
    The family of Junior Seau has sued the NFL, claiming the former linebacker's suicide was the result of brain disease caused by violent hits he sustained while playing football. The wrongful death lawsuit, filed Wednesday in California Superior Court in San Diego, blames the NFL for its "acts or omissions" that hid the dangers of repetitive blows to the head. It says Seau
  • Doctors: Junior Seau's brain had CTE

    01/10/2013 12:06:35 PM PST · by ColdOne · 48 replies ^ | 1/10/13 | Mark Fainaru-Wada, Jim Avila and Steve Fainaru
    SAN DIEGO -- Junior Seau, who committed suicide in May, two years after retiring as one of the premier linebackers in NFL history, suffered from the type of chronic brain damage that also has been found in dozens of deceased former players, five brain specialists consulted by the National Institutes of Health concluded. Seau's ex-wife, Gina, and his oldest son Tyler, 23, told ABC News and ESPN in an exclusive interview they were informed last week that Seau's brain had tested positive for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease that can lead to dementia, memory loss and depression.
  • Junior Seau's Restaurant Closes for Good

    05/16/2012 5:01:20 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 9 replies
    KTLA ^ | May 16, 2012 | KTLA news
    Two weeks after NFL linebacker Junior Seau committed suicide, the Mission Valley restaurant that bares his name closed, a trustee announced Wednesday. Bette Hoffman, who formerly was the director of the Junior Seau Foundation and former vice president of Seau’s of San Diego LLC, announced the closure of the popular sports bar. Without Seau’s charismatic leadership, it was felt that the future profitability of the restaurant could be in question,Hoffman released in a statement. All employees will be paid accordingly along with their accrued vacation commitments, she said.
  • How many more deaths can NFL fans take?

    05/05/2012 6:20:18 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 48 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | May 2, 2012 | SAM MELLINGER
    A gray-haired woman in a green floral dress is screaming the worst moment of her life in front of the entire world. Luisa Seau stands in front of microphones, in front of cameras, on televisions across the country wailing the sometimes incoherent words of every mother’s worst nightmare. “I pray to God,” she screams, “please take me, take me and leave my son, but it’s too late. Too late.” You might’ve seen the heartbreaking video already. If you watched television at all Wednesday, or opened up a web browser, it was hard to miss and harder to stomach that Junior...
  • Another life cut short by an unforgiving game [Junior Seau]

    05/03/2012 4:17:30 AM PDT · by No One Special · 82 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 3, 2012 | Ron Borges
    Professional football should come with a warning label. Like cigarettes, football can be hazardous to your health ... and all too frequently lately it can be fatal. If the sad truth of Junior Seau’s tragic death yesterday is that it came by his own hand, as Oceanside, Calif., police believe was the case, he is only the latest example of the ravages of a sport whose concussive demands seem to be regularly destroying its own. Only a week ago, Ray Easterling, a former defensive back with the Atlanta Falcons, took his life in similar fashion — with a handgun that...
  • NFL legend Junior Seau found dead at his California home

    05/02/2012 12:33:58 PM PDT · by pepsi_junkie · 69 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 05/05/2012 | Maggie Hendricks
    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...
  • [NFL Linebacker]Junior Seau Dead Cops Suspect Suicide

    05/02/2012 11:24:28 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 76 replies
    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.
  • Report: Junior Seau Found Dead In California Home

    05/02/2012 11:32:22 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 38 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 5/2/12 | CBS Boston
    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...
  • Seau not retiring? Possibly heading to NE

    08/17/2006 4:10:58 PM PDT · by mainepatsfan · 53 replies · 465+ views
    Just heard on the NFL network's Total Access show that Junior Seau may not retire after all. He is flying to New England tonight and if things go well he will sign with the Patriots by the end of this week.