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Offline gbguy20  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, May 2, 2012 12:12:40 PM(UTC)
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TMZ claims Junior Seau has died of a self inflicted gunshot at his home today.

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#2 Posted : Wednesday, May 2, 2012 12:27:03 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: gbguy20 Go to Quoted Post
TMZ claims Junior Seau has died of a self inflicted gunshot at his home today.

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Holy cow!

Sad, indeed.

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Offline Zero2Cool  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, May 2, 2012 1:03:12 PM(UTC)
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Eight San Diego Chargers from the 1994 have died before reaching 45. That's incredibly sad.

  1. Shawn Lee died last year of a heart attack at 44
  2. Chris Mims died in 2008 of complications from having an enlarged heart at age 38.
  3. Curtis Whitley died in 2008 of a drug overdose at age 39.
  4. Doug Miller died in 1998 after he was struck by lightning, at age 28.
  5. Rodney Culver died in 1996 in the crash of ValuJet Flight 592, at age 26.
  6. David Griggs died in 1995 in a car accident at age 28.
  7. Lew Bush had died of an apparent heart attack, only six days after his 42nd birthday.
  8. Junior Seau has died of a self inflicted gunshot at his home today at age 43.
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, May 2, 2012 1:15:58 PM(UTC)
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Really sad. Always admired his playing.

The thing is, he's only a few years from being a first ballot Hall of Famer. I can't think of a single player recently who's got 10 All Pros besides Seau. I'm wondering why. Wonder if he had severe depression and lost his purpose in life after retiring.
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#5 Posted : Wednesday, May 2, 2012 1:22:51 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: zombieslayer Go to Quoted Post
Really sad. Always admired his playing.

The thing is, he's only a few years from being a first ballot Hall of Famer. I can't think of a single player recently who's got 10 All Pros besides Seau. I'm wondering why. Wonder if he had severe depression and lost his purpose in life after retiring.


I was going to say Barry Sanders, but I think he had 10 Pro Bowls, not All Pros.
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#6 Posted : Wednesday, May 2, 2012 1:46:00 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool Go to Quoted Post
I was going to say Barry Sanders, but I think he had 10 Pro Bowls, not All Pros.


Barry and Seau are tied with 10 All Pros. Both were First Team 6 times and Second Team 4 times.

I guess I should have been more specific when I said "recent."
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#7 Posted : Wednesday, May 2, 2012 4:32:05 PM(UTC)
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Truly sad indeed.

Always admired Seau as a player....very sad.

What demons would cause this, who knows?

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#8 Posted : Wednesday, May 2, 2012 4:59:23 PM(UTC)
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Sad ending to a truly talented and passionate player.. fiery emotion but always seems to play within the confines of the rule book.

If the speculation is correct that he had a hole that could not be filled from the game.. I can understand that emotion as I once upon a time had the same hole. Probably still do.. but I cannot understand the decision he made. Again.. if the speculation is correct.

But as the very bright, no matter the error in choosing a hue, Vikesrule notes.. who knows the demons that haunted his mind.

May you find your peace Junior.
I think when there's enough will and aggression, there's no shortage of talent either.

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#9 Posted : Wednesday, May 2, 2012 5:03:48 PM(UTC)
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I respect the guy for what he did on the field, but can never respect the way he chose to end his life. His poor kids deserved better. May not be a popular post, but my honest opinion.
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#10 Posted : Wednesday, May 2, 2012 6:00:38 PM(UTC)
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I saw an interesting thing about this, he had a gunshot wound to the chest. The same way Dave Duerson of the Bears ended his life. The point that was brought up was that they can also check the brain of Seau like they did with Duerson for past head injuries and disease from playing football.

He was a great player and a huge influence in his community and will be miss greatly.
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Just Imagine this for the next 6-9 years. What a ride it will be :)
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#11 Posted : Wednesday, May 2, 2012 6:21:31 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: dhazer Go to Quoted Post
I saw an interesting thing about this, he had a gunshot wound to the chest. The same way Dave Duerson of the Bears ended his life. The point that was brought up was that they can also check the brain of Seau like they did with Duerson for past head injuries and disease from playing football.

He was a great player and a huge influence in his community and will be miss greatly.


I believe Duerson wrote that he didn't shoot himself in the head so his head could be examined. Something to that effect.
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#12 Posted : Wednesday, May 2, 2012 7:06:38 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: TheKanataThrilla Go to Quoted Post
I respect the guy for what he did on the field, but can never respect the way he chose to end his life. His poor kids deserved better. May not be a popular post, but my honest opinion.


I agree. I do certainly feel empathy for him as obviously he had demons he dealt with.. But you are right, his family and close friends do NOT deserve this.
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#13 Posted : Thursday, May 3, 2012 9:34:01 AM(UTC)
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For me it's hard to understand. A guy that seemingly had everything. Money, fame, a family, and so on.
He could do whatever he wanted. If he liked golf, play every day. Fishing, hunting, whatever. He had the means.
It's difficult for me to understand. It's not like he had to worry about how he was gonna pay rent next month.
But who can see into someone else's mind to know what's really going on inside them?
Sad.
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#14 Posted : Friday, May 4, 2012 10:49:03 AM(UTC)
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Dammit. Had a bad source.

Barry Sanders was All Pro 10 times, with 8 First Team and 2 Second Team.

Wanted to fix my mistake.
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#15 Posted : Friday, May 4, 2012 12:38:56 PM(UTC)
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Over on ESPNMilwaukee.com Jason Wilde has an interesting article with Dorsey Levens on this subject. Some of the comments Levens made I agree with, like the (in jest) comment about having players wear leather helmets again and that in turn will make them more careful where they put their head. That's something I've said for awhile. Players are armored up and feel invincible.

Junior Seau's (say OW) family is allowing his brain to be examined.
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