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NFL legend Junior Seau found dead at his California home
Yahoo News ^ | 05/05/2012 | Maggie Hendricks

Posted on 05/02/2012 12:33:58 PM PDT by pepsi_junkie

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I've been trolling the obituary page of my local paper waiting for them to fix a problem with my Dad's obit and saw this news about Junior Seau. He was 43. Too young.
1 posted on 05/02/2012 12:34:03 PM PDT by pepsi_junkie
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To: pepsi_junkie

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.


2 posted on 05/02/2012 12:43:38 PM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: pepsi_junkie

So sad


3 posted on 05/02/2012 12:46:49 PM PDT by oyez ( Yomomacare going done once, going down twice, going---..)
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To: pepsi_junkie

Isn’t shooting yourself in the chest with a shotgun almost impossible?


4 posted on 05/02/2012 12:48:50 PM PDT by BushCountry (I hope the Mayans are wrong!)
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To: pepsi_junkie
My condolences on the loss of your Dad, pepsi_junkie.

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.

5 posted on 05/02/2012 12:50:40 PM PDT by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: humblegunner; Eaker; Salamander; TheOldLady
Two things -

Gunshot wound to the chest - with a shotgun.

Suicide.

(Really?)
6 posted on 05/02/2012 12:52:43 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: pepsi_junkie

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...


7 posted on 05/02/2012 12:56:52 PM PDT by sassy steel magnolia (USAF life and Navy wife...God Bless the USA!)
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To: shibumi

If you really want something and practice....

It could happen.


8 posted on 05/02/2012 12:58:28 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: BushCountry

Not if he used his big toe.


9 posted on 05/02/2012 12:59:49 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: BushCountry

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.


10 posted on 05/02/2012 1:01:57 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: shibumi

According to Twitter, he left a suicide note.

He wanted his brain to be studied for possible damage due to NFL injuries.


11 posted on 05/02/2012 1:02:36 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: BushCountry

Good ole’ MSM... it’s a typo. Self inflicted handgun wound.


12 posted on 05/02/2012 1:02:47 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: BushCountry

I just tried it with my old Remington 12GA. Sit in a chair and use your toe. No problem.


13 posted on 05/02/2012 1:02:47 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: RinaseaofDs

and you were able to post after that? what kind of ammo did you use?


14 posted on 05/02/2012 1:05:20 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: pepsi_junkie

Condolences to you, pepsi_junkie, your family and your dad’s extended family and friends.

Condolences to Junior Seau’s family and friends.


15 posted on 05/02/2012 1:06:12 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: pepsi_junkie
First of all my sympathy to you for the loss of your father....and so sad to hear of this suicide or any suicide......
16 posted on 05/02/2012 1:07:20 PM PDT by Kimmers (Fair isn't everybody getting the same thing, fair is getting what you need to be successful)
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To: Bratch

99% this is concussion related...


17 posted on 05/02/2012 1:08:10 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Bratch
He wanted his brain to be studied for possible damage due to NFL injuries.

Ala Dave Duerson. This is a big problem that is not going to go away for the NFL.

18 posted on 05/02/2012 1:08:43 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: RinaseaofDs
I just tried it with my old Remington 12GA. Sit in a chair and use your toe.

Hold muh beer....

19 posted on 05/02/2012 1:09:36 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Support hate crime laws: Because some victims are more equal than others.)
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To: pepsi_junkie

“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.”


20 posted on 05/02/2012 1:11:37 PM PDT by wolfcreek (‘closed eye’ mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: BushCountry

Not with a defender model with an 18 inch barrel.


21 posted on 05/02/2012 1:12:58 PM PDT by wolfcreek (‘closed eye’ mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: unkus
Not if he used his big toe.

Or used a shotgun with a sawed-off barrel.

22 posted on 05/02/2012 1:14:13 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply. I will NEVER submit.)
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To: BushCountry

A short barrel or loooong fingers . . .


23 posted on 05/02/2012 1:14:17 PM PDT by uddaudd
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To: RinaseaofDs

Did it hurt a lot?


24 posted on 05/02/2012 1:14:21 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Nasty.


25 posted on 05/02/2012 1:16:12 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: shibumi

I just went and ‘sized’ up my Mossberg defender with an 18 inch barrel.

No problemo.

He was a big guy though, could of probably done it with a full size shotgun.


26 posted on 05/02/2012 1:16:49 PM PDT by wolfcreek (‘closed eye’ mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: dfwgator
This is a big problem that is not going to go away for the NFL.

It can end tomorrow. At least future problems. All the NFL needs to do is give the players back their leather headgear. But that won't do for the NFL. They might lose revenue if the game lost any bone crunching excitement.

Very sad to hear about Junior. He was such an intense player. And a great guy from what I've read of him.

27 posted on 05/02/2012 1:18:10 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply. I will NEVER submit.)
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To: RinaseaofDs
I just tried it with my old Remington 12GA. Sit in a chair and use your toe. No problem.

Did it take one shot or more?
28 posted on 05/02/2012 1:20:09 PM PDT by crosshairs (Worship the Creator, not the created.)
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To: unkus
Nasty.

Just making an observation.

29 posted on 05/02/2012 1:20:33 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply. I will NEVER submit.)
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To: RinaseaofDs
I just tried it with my old Remington 12GA.

apparently you weren't successful.

last time i heard the name junior seau, Rush Limbaugh was reporting that he'd driven his SUV over the side of a hill or something.

30 posted on 05/02/2012 1:21:34 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Thane_Banquo
Hold muh beer....

ding ding ding.

31 posted on 05/02/2012 1:24:02 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: pepsi_junkie

Rest in Peace, Junior, you were a helluva player..........

32 posted on 05/02/2012 1:26:11 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

I would impose weight limits.....no more than 250 pounds, there was a time when a 300-pound player was unheard of...now they are not only over 300 pounds, but they are fast as well. That’s a bad combination.


33 posted on 05/02/2012 1:26:49 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: BushCountry
"Isn’t shooting yourself in the chest with a shotgun almost impossible?"

It would take a VERY deliberate effort. Even with a pistol grip shotgun without a stock, it wouldn't be easy. Maybe the thing had a sawed off barrel...... (OR SOMEONE SHOT HIM)....

34 posted on 05/02/2012 1:28:53 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: pepsi_junkie

A Samoan dude! RIP Junior.


35 posted on 05/02/2012 1:28:53 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

What is the incidence of concussions for rugby players? If it is lower than that of football players, that would be very telling.


36 posted on 05/02/2012 1:28:53 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: BushCountry; All
Another story says "handgun" which makes more sense than a shotgun.

Throughout his Chargers career, I recall he was good to the San Diego community and a first class player. I can't imagine the anguish his mother's going through.

If brain injury did cause major shifts in personality, as I've seen happen in stroke patients, I can understand why he'd want "out" before he couldn't recognize and control who he was and do so in a manner his brain could be preserved for study.

37 posted on 05/02/2012 1:32:19 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: BushCountry
Isn’t shooting yourself in the chest with a shotgun almost impossible?

My guess is he did it this way to avoid a mangled head or face at his funeral....out of consideration to his family

38 posted on 05/02/2012 1:33:38 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: dfwgator

Rugby is a very different sport. Large portions of what happens in an NFL play, perfectly legal with the rules stuff, is against the rules in rugby. They just don’t run at each other as much, there’s not as much emphasis on bringing people to the ground. Football is a collision sport, rugby gets some collisions but that’s really the point of football.


39 posted on 05/02/2012 1:33:38 PM PDT by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: RinaseaofDs

You missed.


40 posted on 05/02/2012 1:42:43 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: annanail
I have never heard of shooting yourself in the chest.

See Dave Duerson, he wanted to be able to have them examine his brain so they can determine the level of damage from playing in the NFL, I suspect that was also Seau's motivation.

42 posted on 05/02/2012 1:45:34 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Nasty.
Just making an observation.


I understand.


43 posted on 05/02/2012 1:45:49 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: annanail

There seems to be a lot of better ways to go if you have some imagination. Ok, I am going to abandon thread before I start writing some really stupid stuff. I did like Junior Seau and this is sad news.


44 posted on 05/02/2012 1:48:24 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: pepsi_junkie

I just watched his mother speak during a press conference. I wept watching the pain this poor Mom exhibited. So sad.


45 posted on 05/02/2012 1:54:18 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: kosciusko51; PGalt; Kimmers

Thanks very much for your kind words. He never suffered and he’s at peace now and we’re grateful for the extra time we got. Thanks again.


46 posted on 05/02/2012 1:56:18 PM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: dennisw

Seau’s personal problems became very public in October 2010 after he drove his SUV off a cliff hours after an arrest on a domestic violence charge.

http://www.kogo.com/cc-common/mainheadlines3.html?feed=125548&article=10096155#ixzz1tkSBXaWa


47 posted on 05/02/2012 2:00:19 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: pepsi_junkie

Tragic, just tragic.


48 posted on 05/02/2012 2:05:47 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: pepsi_junkie
On the Chargers' Home Page


49 posted on 05/02/2012 2:13:29 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: annanail
I have never heard of shooting yourself in the chest. Seems weird to me? What a long painful death unless it was in the heart.My husband is a police office and he said he had only seen it once. 99% with fire arms he said were head shots.

I've heard suicides following a broken relationship have a higher rate of chest/heart shots.

50 posted on 05/02/2012 2:22:17 PM PDT by fso301
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