NFL Fable Junior Seau Found Asleep at His California Home

Former NFL linebacker Junior Seau was begin asleep Wednesday morning at his Southern California home. He was 43 years old.

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The ex-linebacker’s adherent begin the NFL fable with a baleful gunshot anguish to the chest. The San Diego Union-Tribune letters that badge accustomed a alarm to 911 at 9:35 a.m. advertisement a accessible suicide, per Oceanside badge Chief Frank McCoy. Officers begin Seau in a bedchamber with a gunshot anguish to the chest, and efforts to animate him were unsuccessful. Letters announce that a gun was begin by Seau’s side. Seau’s deat hwas aboriginal appear by TMZ.

The San Diego Chargers issued a account at about noon PT:

Everyone at the Chargers is in complete shock and atheism appropriate now… We ask anybody to stop what they’re accomplishing and accelerate their prayers to Junior and his family.

“Obviously, it’s shocking,” Chargersteam admiral Dean Spanos said . “It makes you feel actual sad. He’s brought so abundant to this association over the years. A goodperson, a acceptable friend. He was the fabric — absolutely a allotment of this community. He was the affection and body of our aggregation for so abounding years. Even afterwards he left, his roots and his home were still here. Just bodies admired him and admired him.”

If Seau committed suicide by cutting himself in the chest, it is agnate to the way above Chicago Bears abundant Dave Duerson concluded his life. Duerson attempt himself in the chest on February 17, 2011 — the adjustment acclimated so that his brain could be advised for affection of CTE (chronic alarming encephalopathy), a trauma-induced ache accepted to NFL players and others who accept accustomed again assault to the head.

Seau, a 12-time Pro Bowler and 6-time First-Team All-Pro, was called fifth all-embracing in the 1990 NFL abstract afterwards an outstanding bookish career at USC. He played with the San Diego Chargers through the 2002 season, spent 2003-2005 with the Miami Dolphins, and again active with the New England Patriots in time for the 2006 season. In New England’s absolute approved division of 2007, he played in all 16 gamesand started four. Seau aboriginal retires afterwards that season, alone tocome aback and comedy in 2008 and 2009 afore assuredly abrogation the NFLfor good.

“I’m activity to go surf,” he told Showtime aloft his January, 2010 retirement announcement. Whatever happens, I can honestlysay, that that apparently was my aftermost game.”

Seau is the eighth affiliate of the Chargers’ 1994 Super Bowl aggregation to pass. We will accumulate you updated on this adventure as added account is confirmed.

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