Skip to comments.NFL legend Junior Seau found dead at his California home
Posted on 05/02/2012 12:33:58 PM PDT by pepsi_junkie
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 Wednesday after receiving a call about a reported suicide. The San Diego County medical examiner's office said an investigator was sent to the scene.
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Prayers for Junior and his family. It’s especially sad when a great competitor turns out not equipped to transfer that drive to cope with real world problems.
Isn’t shooting yourself in the chest with a shotgun almost impossible?
It is sad to hear about Seau as well. I saw him in his prime when he was a Charger. He was a favorite of the locals, as he grew up in San Diego county before going to USC.
so very sad. Families of suicide victims never really get past the pain, and every new suicide we hear of only brings back memories of our own personal & painful event to present day. Not an alumni group anyone wants to belong to, that’s for sure. Prayers lifted for his family and for his eternal soul...
If you really want something and practice....
It could happen.
Not if he used his big toe.
Depends on the type of shotgun. One of the pistol grips might be short enough. He coulda used a string too.
I childhood friend used a shotgun and put it in his mouth.
According to Twitter, he left a suicide note.
He wanted his brain to be studied for possible damage due to NFL injuries.
Good ole’ MSM... it’s a typo. Self inflicted handgun wound.
I just tried it with my old Remington 12GA. Sit in a chair and use your toe. No problem.
and you were able to post after that? what kind of ammo did you use?
Condolences to you, pepsi_junkie, your family and your dad’s extended family and friends.
Condolences to Junior Seau’s family and friends.
99% this is concussion related...
Ala Dave Duerson. This is a big problem that is not going to go away for the NFL.
Hold muh beer....
“If Seau committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest, it is similar to the way former Chicago Bears great Dave Duerson ended his life. Duerson shot himself in the chest on February 17, 2011 — the method used so that his brain could be examined for symptoms of CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy), a trauma-induced disease common to NFL players and others who have received repeated blows to the head.”
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