Skip to comments.Report: Junior Seau Found Dead In California Home
Posted on 05/02/2012 11:32:22 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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 coroners office were called to Seaus home to investigate a possible shooting.
The report says that police and the coroners office are investigating a scene inside Seaus 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 the New England Patriots from 2006-09. He was a 12-time Pro Bowler and 10-time All-Pro.
Prayers up. So sad.
“Say OW!” was a tough guy.
What the F___? This guy was a class act. Prayers for the Family.
Junior Seau Dead Cops Suspect Suicide
11:27 AM PDT -- We're told a 911 call came in around 10:00 AM. No word on who made the call.
11:26 AM PDT -- The North County Times is reporting Seau's body was discovered by his housekeeper.
11:23 AM PDT -- The coroner just arrived on scene.
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. We're told Seau sent text messages to his ex-wife and 3 kids yesterday saying, "Love you." We're told they all responded and didn't suspect anything was wrong. We're told he last saw his kids 3 weeks ago. Sources close to Seau tell us family members didn't notice any signs of depression in recent weeks.
That's not unusual, when somebody decides to off themselves, they are often seemingly at peace knowing that in their minds, all of their troubles will soon be over.
If the domestic violence issues are true then the keyword here is “was”.
Enjoyed his time with the Patriots. Other than that I know little of him.
Yikes! *Very* sad.
It was quite a shock to check FR and see this as the newest story.
As a Chargers fan, I always enjoyed watching Seau play. He was a great one.
Really, really sad! What a waste.
Prayers for his family, his youngest son is only eleven or twelve.
I loved watching him play. This is terrible.
whoa!!! holy crap....
Surprising news. Good football player. His former girlfriend was Tila Tequila.
Very sad. He will have to watch his inevitable Hall of Fame Induction from Heaven.
Many are already speculating about concussions leading to this. Still, my guess if a spirit had appeared to Seau when he was graduating USC and said “if you play in the NFL, you will become one of the greatest linebackers the game has ever known but you will die at 43”, Seau would have still played.
I thought it was another former Chargers LB, Shawn Merriman, who was hooked up with Tequila.
Then there are the cases of people killing their spouse and kids and then themselves.
Fight on forever, Junior!
I wonder if steroid use was a contributing factor.
Of course, it could have been nothing more than just a player not being able to handle life after football.
One guy I would really be worried about in that area is T.O., he is so desperately trying to hang onto a football career playing for an Arena-League team, I really fear for him once he realizes it’s over....he already had one suicide attempt when he was with the Cowboys.
That was Shawn Merriman. Seau was never involved with Tila Tequila.
Shocking and terribly sad.
Good point. We shouldn’t race to conclusions about concussions. Being a conservative, I draw no conclusions without evidence. It’s possible, but far from certain, that concussions were a factor.
You are right. It was Merriman. I kept seeing links mentioning Junior and her, but they are obviously in error.
I thought Tila played for the other team.
I wonder if steroid use was a contributing factor.
...so do I. Looking at those arms, that is the first thing
that came to mind. Doesn’t mean there is any truth to it, just saying.
Tequila admits to batting from both sides of the plate.
I didn’t know that.
I’m watching the local news here in San Diego. JR’s mother is on the scene and they had to provide a chair for her as she wailed. What a selfish and hurtful thing to do to your elderly parents.
<P<Whatever peace he was looking for I hope he found it.
Not to mention your kids....no matter how bad things get....I know the one thing that would always keep me going is to see my kids grow up.
I couldn't agree more...and I find it hard to believe that Junior would put his family through this kind of pain.
For those who don't know much about Junior, he certainly did a lot of good over the years. From the Wikipedia page:
Junior Seau Foundation
In 1992, Seau created the Junior Seau Foundation with the mission to educate and empower young people through the support of child abuse prevention, drug and alcohol awareness, recreational opportunities, anti-juvenile delinquency efforts and complimentary educational programs.
The 20th Anniversary Junior Seau Celebrity Golf Classic was held March 1012, 2012 at the world famous La Costa Resort and Spa. The Foundation gives out an annual award to the individual who exemplifies the mission statement of the Junior Seau Foundation.
2000 Legend of the Year Sid Brooks
2001 Legend of the Year Lance Alworth
2002 Legend of the Year Sid Gillman
2003 Legend of the Year Don Coryell
2004 Legend of the Year Marcus Allen
2005 Legend of the Year Deacon Jones
2006 Legend of the Year Bobby Ross
2007 Legend of the Year Warren Moon
2008 Legend of the Year Marshall Faulk
2009 Legend of the Year Charlie Joiner
2010 Legend of the Year John Lynch
2011 Legend of the Year Bill Walton
It is not unusual for people who are depressed to be active in causes, such as that, it’s one of the ways they try to fight it....but ultimately it’s not enough.
That's because the rules of baseball only allow two sides. I think if the rules changed and home plate were a hendecagon, Tila would be batting from all eleven sides.
Anyone ever see her with a boa or a donkey?
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