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Subject: ARCHIVE: May 2, 2012 ~Powerful but ill-fated NFL linebacker Junior Seau, who amassed a solid career in football, only to suffer in time the chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) that plagued generations of players, finally taking his own life with a gunshot to the head, purposely avoiding head injury so it could be studied. He was 43. ...


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Date Posted: Thursday, May 02, 11:38:22am


Junior Seau
[ Tiaina Baul Seau Jr. ]
(January 19, 1969 May 2, 2012)


Better known as Junior Seau, was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL). Known for his passionate play, he was a 10-time All-Pro, 12-time Pro Bowl selection, and named to the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team. He was elected posthumously to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015.

Originally from Oceanside, California, Seau played college football at the University of Southern California (USC). He was chosen by the San Diego Chargers as the fifth overall pick of the 1990 NFL Draft. Seau started for 13 seasons for the Chargers and led them to Super Bowl XXIX before being traded to the Miami Dolphins where he spent three years, and spent his last four seasons with the New England Patriots. Following his retirement, he was inducted into the Chargers Hall of Fame and the team retired his number 55.

Seau committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest in 2012 at the age of 43. Later studies by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) concluded that Seau suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a disease that has also been found in other deceased former NFL players. The disease is believed to derive from repetitive head trauma, and can lead to conditions like dementia, rage and depression.

Read MORE of the ill-fated NFL Linebacker
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junior_Seau
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/89478761/junior-seau

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Gunshot wound to the heart (NT)But still a tragedy.Thursday, May 02, 04:37:50pm
I have NO idea why I typed "head", obviously I concluded with he wanted to preserve the brain. ...I did in a rush. He absolutely shot himself in the chest. -Sorry (NT)My own brain fart.Thursday, May 02, 04:48:28pm


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