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Former NFL Player Junior Seau Dead

Wed May 02, 2012 6:49 pm

...from an apparent suicide. Wow, RIP to a San Diego icon

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/.../report-of-shooting-at-seaus-home/
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Former NFL Player Junior Seau Dead

Wed May 02, 2012 7:01 pm

Is it just me, or have there been a LOT of celebrity suicides/attempted suicides lately?

Sad.
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Former NFL Player Junior Seau Dead

Wed May 02, 2012 7:07 pm

That's really sad. I always liked Junior.
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Former NFL Player Junior Seau Dead

Wed May 02, 2012 7:22 pm

Wow, that is really sad. I remember him as a fierce linebacker, especially with San Diego during the '90s.
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RE: Former NFL Player Junior Seau Dead

Wed May 02, 2012 7:36 pm

He was such a huge public figure here in San Diego and such a likable member of the community. Really sad news.
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RE: Former NFL Player Junior Seau Dead

Wed May 02, 2012 7:48 pm

Almost two years ago he had the traffic accident where he drove his SUV off of a cliff in Carlsbad.

http://www.tmz.com/2010/10/18/junior-seau-drives-truck-off-a-cliff/

Wonder if that was a precursor to this incident, I guess money does not solve all your problems.
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RE: Former NFL Player Junior Seau Dead

Wed May 02, 2012 7:52 pm

Thanks for the great job you did with the Trojans,Chargers and a fabulous career we enjoyed!

R.I.P., Junior.
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RE: Former NFL Player Junior Seau Dead

Wed May 02, 2012 7:54 pm

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 1):

Is it just me, or have there been a LOT of celebrity suicides/attempted suicides lately?

Sad.


Interesting conversation on the local news right now. First, he's the 8th player from the '94 Chargers Super Bowl team to have died young and also they are of course bringing up the concerns about possible brain trauma from football careers being linked to many former players either commuting suicide or attempting suicide. A sort of PTSD-like situation... It is interesting.
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RE: Former NFL Player Junior Seau Dead

Wed May 02, 2012 7:56 pm

Very sorry to hear this.
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RE: Former NFL Player Junior Seau Dead

Wed May 02, 2012 8:02 pm

Sad, sad news. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

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RE: Former NFL Player Junior Seau Dead

Wed May 02, 2012 8:10 pm

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 7):
First, he's the 8th player from the '94 Chargers Super Bowl team to have died young and also they are of course bringing up the concerns about possible brain trauma from football careers being linked to many former players either commuting suicide or attempting suicide. A sort of PTSD-like situation... It is interesting.

Sorry to hear this but it does seem to be a trending problem in the NFL. Dave Duersen of the Bears and Ray Easterling of the Falcons are also recent suicides. Double D and Junior are two of my favorite players.
 
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RE: Former NFL Player Junior Seau Dead

Thu May 03, 2012 12:00 am

A great of the time he played, gone too soon. Many in his death believe that it may have had a base in game cause brain injury and that should be examined in an autopsy, but we cannot forget factors such as upbringing, psychological and mental health issues not connected with concussions and perhaps the frustration of life after glory playing days are over.
 
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RE: Former NFL Player Junior Seau Dead

Thu May 03, 2012 12:08 am

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 7):
Interesting conversation on the local news right now. First, he's the 8th player from the '94 Chargers Super Bowl team to have died young and also they are of course bringing up the concerns about possible brain trauma from football careers being linked to many former players either commuting suicide or attempting suicide. A sort of PTSD-like situation... It is interesting.

I wasn't talking specifically about football players, but you're right, that is an interesting topic.
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RE: Former NFL Player Junior Seau Dead

Thu May 03, 2012 12:55 am

Quoting homer71 (Thread starter):
..from an apparent suicide. Wow, RIP to a San Diego icon

I hope an autopsy will determine the extent of CTE and if that may correlate to his suicide.
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RE: Former NFL Player Junior Seau Dead

Thu May 03, 2012 1:25 am

Very, very sad when I saw this today. Never played for my favorite teams, but he was one of all time greats in the NFL. Never heard a bad word about him from anybody during his playing days.

Football loses so many of its players so young...the effects of multiple concussions and other head trauma is real, and the NFL needs to get a handle on this so that no more of its heroes dies before age 50.

RIP, Buddy.
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RE: Former NFL Player Junior Seau Dead

Thu May 03, 2012 1:32 am

Quoting windy95 (Reply 10):
Sorry to hear this but it does seem to be a trending problem in the NFL. Dave Duersen of the Bears and Ray Easterling of the Falcons are also recent suicides. Double D and Junior are two of my favorite players.

Not just the NFL, its growing in the NHL as well and the issue is hits to the head and not just the dirty ones.

Neuroscientists think that the repeated head injuries eventually take its toll on the brain causing the type of mental health problems that lead to suicide.
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