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Report: Junior Seau dies in shooting

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TMZ.com, citing multiple law-enforcement sources, reports that former NFL linebacker Junior Seau has died in a shooting at his home.

The passing of Seau has not been confirmed.  According to 10news.com, police are indeed at Seau’s home.

Chargers spokesman Bill Johnston tells PFT that the team is in the process of gathering information regarding the situation.

Seau, 43, last played in the NFL in 2009.

Again, the report from TMZ is not confirmed.  We will provide updates as events warrant.

UPDATE 2:33 p.m. ET:  The North County Times, citing an unnamed source, reports that Seau has died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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180 Responses to “Report: Junior Seau dies in shooting”
  1. beastup22 says: May 2, 2012 2:25 PM

    RIP

  2. ihadtodoit says: May 2, 2012 2:26 PM

    WTF??!! wow…God bless his kids…

  3. ninerdynasty says: May 2, 2012 2:26 PM

    If is true, what a tragedy!! Jr was a great player.. lets hope this report is false..

  4. whatnojets says: May 2, 2012 2:27 PM

    Tiaina Baul “Junior” Seau, Jr. ( /ˈseɪ.aʊ/; January 19, 1969 – May 2, 2012[1])

  5. dawkinseffect says: May 2, 2012 2:27 PM

    RIP

    Great player but suicide is always a poor mans excuse in my book. You might say, “oh what about those who are terminally ill” well this isn’t the case.

  6. linvillegorge says: May 2, 2012 2:27 PM

    RIP. But, here comes another lawsuit for the NFL…

  7. packersareandwillalwaysbebetterthanthebears says: May 2, 2012 2:27 PM

    RIP. I hope its not true, but I don’t think any news related company would lie about such a thing.

  8. reverend5150 says: May 2, 2012 2:27 PM

    from what I’ve read it was an apparent suicide.

  9. pooflingingmonkey says: May 2, 2012 2:27 PM

    Let’s hope this turns out to be false.

  10. flavordave says: May 2, 2012 2:27 PM

    terrible and very unexpected . he was a great player to watch. rip

  11. textexington says: May 2, 2012 2:28 PM

    Rest in peace sweet prince.

  12. hyzers says: May 2, 2012 2:28 PM

    RIP, Jr.

  13. golfnutt67 says: May 2, 2012 2:28 PM

    wow that will suck if its true

  14. whatnojets says: May 2, 2012 2:28 PM

    Death
    On May 2nd, 2012, Oceanside police responded to reports of a shot fired at Seau’s home there. A witness reported hearing from the police that Seau committed suicide.

  15. baddegg says: May 2, 2012 2:29 PM

    Sad. RIP Seau. Cops suspect suicide. :-(

    http://www.tmz.com/2012/05/02/junior-seau-dead/#.T6F6d-vLwQU

  16. dan7800 says: May 2, 2012 2:29 PM

    Wow. Good player for a long long time.

  17. samoanjungle says: May 2, 2012 2:29 PM

    OMG I hope this is not true

  18. johart52 says: May 2, 2012 2:29 PM

    R.I.P. Junior Seau, you will be forever missed!

  19. Jay says: May 2, 2012 2:29 PM

    Beast linebacker

    The original ray Lewis

  20. jaggedmark says: May 2, 2012 2:29 PM

    damn

  21. achap39 says: May 2, 2012 2:29 PM

    NESN, San Diego’s 10News also reporting it now. SD tv stations say cops suspect suicide.

    RIP, Junior.

  22. AlohaMrHand says: May 2, 2012 2:30 PM

    Wow!Rest in peace junior

  23. cardmagnet says: May 2, 2012 2:30 PM

    It’s been confirmed.

  24. andyb053 says: May 2, 2012 2:30 PM

    This is crazy.

  25. nflanalyst says: May 2, 2012 2:30 PM

    It’s on twitter it must be true….

    RIP Seau

  26. thevikes85 says: May 2, 2012 2:30 PM

    wow hope its not suicide remember the jeep incident last year?either way never good to hear.r.i.p.

  27. majinstylee says: May 2, 2012 2:30 PM

    If true, then RIP. I wish he had gotten a ring, he deserved it.

  28. jjrs89 says: May 2, 2012 2:30 PM

    But how is terry Bradshaw?

  29. redwards29a says: May 2, 2012 2:30 PM

    RIP Junior.

    The definition of a linebacker. You’ll be missed.

  30. johnnybaggadonuts says: May 2, 2012 2:30 PM

    Whoa!

  31. bucrightoff says: May 2, 2012 2:30 PM

    Thoughts and prayers. Great player, better guy.

  32. GHOSTHOUSE says: May 2, 2012 2:30 PM

    this is so sad…Seau was a leader on the field and a great man off the field. He will truly be missed.

  33. ttgb2 says: May 2, 2012 2:30 PM

    Fox is reporting it too. TMZ is saying it’s being ruled a suicide…

    After than incident where he drove his car off a cliff maybe we should have seen it coming. Denver fan here, loved watching Seau play even with the chargers.

    I’m really stunned by this.

    Prayers…

  34. baron30 says: May 2, 2012 2:31 PM

    R.I.P. a true legend

    unforgettably this is what steroids and concussions will do to you…nfl’s worst nightmare

  35. ColfaxDenver says: May 2, 2012 2:31 PM

    RIP Big Guy. Too many concussions?

  36. medtxpack says: May 2, 2012 2:31 PM

    I hope he makes it. Prayers your way Junior!

  37. skinsrock says: May 2, 2012 2:31 PM

    Why does everyone still say “TMZ Claims” … Man, they told the world Michael Jackson was dead an hour before anyone would confirm it… If anyone has sources, they have sources.

  38. lovetron says: May 2, 2012 2:31 PM

    Holy crap.

  39. packeye says: May 2, 2012 2:31 PM

    Wow. Hope it wasnt suicide.
    RIP to one of the greatest LBers to ever play the game.

  40. adeedothatswho says: May 2, 2012 2:31 PM

    They’re now saying it was a suicide. This is just awful if it’s true. RIP Junior. I grew up in Southern California during the 90′s, and I’m a diehard Patriots fan, so you can imagine how much I loved him. This is just awful. So sad.

  41. johart52 says: May 2, 2012 2:31 PM

    Prayers are with you and your family!

  42. cbusbrownie says: May 2, 2012 2:32 PM

    WOW, I guess fame, money is not all it’s cracked up to be. R.I.P. J.R.

  43. jakeman21co says: May 2, 2012 2:32 PM

    Very sad. RIP.

  44. shackdelrio says: May 2, 2012 2:32 PM

    I read it is likely a suicide.

    He was a warrior at linebacker on the field. But it seems like he doesn’t tackle his demons off the field.

    R.I.P.

  45. govtminion says: May 2, 2012 2:32 PM

    Good lord… that’s horrible to hear. Not a fan of him when he played, but it’s never good to hear of a player’s death.

  46. sportmentary says: May 2, 2012 2:32 PM

    I sure hope that’s not true!

  47. kathyisintheroom says: May 2, 2012 2:33 PM

    Reporting it as a suicide.

    Sad, Sad, Sad

    I cant help but think why people commit suicide without reaching out to someone. Please, there is help out there, families need you.
    Do not take such drastic steps without confiding in someone or seeking help.

    I feel sick to my stomach, this hurts every time I hear of such a thing.

  48. Steeler's Will says: May 2, 2012 2:33 PM

    Legendary, one of the greats. Sad to see him go way too young.

  49. mrplow3 says: May 2, 2012 2:33 PM

    SUICIDE!????

    Oh my, I wonder if being away from the game caused this depression? This is really sad!

  50. dasmol says: May 2, 2012 2:33 PM

    Poor guy.

    RIP

  51. tamvu says: May 2, 2012 2:35 PM

    shot himself in the chest….i dont suppose he was trying to donate his brain to further research on traumatic brain injuries? not the right time and place to be discussing this, but brings to light the horrific consequences of concussions.

  52. fatguystrangler says: May 2, 2012 2:35 PM

    Boy, hope this is unfounded. But, wow.

  53. iamthorny says: May 2, 2012 2:35 PM

    Horrible news for family, friends, and fans of Junior…

    I have to wonder if concussions will be linked to his actions.

  54. junobeach44 says: May 2, 2012 2:36 PM

    What a tragedy, my prayers go out to his family.

  55. tiverson24 says: May 2, 2012 2:36 PM

    Sad day, great player, very nice guy. He will be missed.

  56. jgedgar70 says: May 2, 2012 2:37 PM

    Man, this is stunning.

    Was he part of the concussion lawsuits? Is this Dave Duerson II? Many questions come to mind.

    Prayers for his family. RIP

  57. 1972wasalongtimeago says: May 2, 2012 2:37 PM

    baron30 is spot on; but in addition to steroids and concussions, the guy played linebacker in NFL for 20 years. He was a time bomb.

  58. bspurloc says: May 2, 2012 2:38 PM

    couldnt handle those Giant slaps

  59. axltcu says: May 2, 2012 2:38 PM

    RIP

    So sad. I’m wondering if maybe this was depression brought on by repeated concussions. He was one of the hardest hitting LB’s for 20 years!

  60. chawk12thman says: May 2, 2012 2:38 PM

    RIP and my condolences to his family……

  61. briang123 says: May 2, 2012 2:39 PM

    I am sure there is already a lawyer in his family’s ear to get them to sue the NFL. No one will consider that his life was unfulfilled without football. Just look at how long he hung on. When my DJ career was taken from me due to cancer, it took my years to find a fulfilling life. I am sorry his life ended this way. I wish he would have made another choice.

  62. Jimbo says: May 2, 2012 2:39 PM

    Wow, very sad.

    I once hit him with a snow ball at old Cleveland Stadium when I was a kid. True story.

  63. cowboylover says: May 2, 2012 2:39 PM

    Awwww—this is just so sad.

  64. icanspeel says: May 2, 2012 2:40 PM

    It’s crazy.. I was at the Chargers vs Broncos game in Nov when they retired his number and he was up there very gracious and religious with his speech.. He was 1 of the few Charger legends. RIP

  65. samoanjungle says: May 2, 2012 2:40 PM

    It is a damn shame he won’t be there to accept enshrinement in to the Hall Of Fame. RIP Junior.

  66. Nevis says: May 2, 2012 2:40 PM

    Don’t discount suicide from a chest wound…sometimes this is done intentionally to preserve the brain for studying.

    If this is true, it indicates brain trauma from concussions, possibly steroids, etc.

    Great player, have watched him since he was a rookie. Selfish way to go (if it was suicide), I will be thinking of his wife and children.

    RIP.

  67. shaunypoo says: May 2, 2012 2:40 PM

    I enjoyed watching him play.

    RIP

    Mike, glad you learned your lesson.

    And as much as you people want to give TMZ credit, it is not a reputable source for news. They get almost as much right as they get wrong. Good on Mike for waiting to hear from a real news outlet.

  68. vikingdoode says: May 2, 2012 2:40 PM

    same age as me….oh too young…RIP

  69. mjs34 says: May 2, 2012 2:41 PM

    RIP Junior…Puts all these nonsense soap opera esque stories into perspective

  70. 12strikes says: May 2, 2012 2:41 PM

    This has concussions syndrome written all over it

  71. bolted4life says: May 2, 2012 2:41 PM

    Glad to see a lot of people remembering him a the great football player he was. As a Charger fan he will be missed.

  72. kepdogg23 says: May 2, 2012 2:42 PM

    This is a shame but not totally a shock. The guy drove off a cliff and survived. That should be a red flag!!

  73. phinfan says: May 2, 2012 2:42 PM

    As a fan I wanted him to have a superbowl ring in the worst way, he deserved it. RIP big guy!

  74. j0esixpack says: May 2, 2012 2:42 PM

    Suicide is a national epidemic, and doesn’t discriminate based on income, race or social status.

    Men – especially those worried about the stigma of appearing “weak” if they ask for help – are often most at risk. People will talk all day about all other health ailments – yet when it comes to talking about chemical imbalances of the brain, this topic is taboo.

    3 times more people die of suicide each year than in drunk driving accidents – yet the former doesn’t get a fraction of attention that the latter does.

    Let’s hope this is a wake up call to all – especially men. It takes courage to ask for help. Be courageous.

  75. damnyoulinelliot says: May 2, 2012 2:43 PM

    So sad. One of the best ever to never win the big game. He’ll definitely be missed.

  76. smartanis says: May 2, 2012 2:43 PM

    Wow. Just, wow. What a sad end for arguably the greatest linebacker of all time. If it was related to brain damage caused by concussions, I hope the NFL pays out the nose to take care of his family, and Dave Duerson’s, and Mike Webster’s, and any other former player who’s unknowingly given their life up for the game.

  77. bchapman2011 says: May 2, 2012 2:43 PM

    He shot himself in the chest just like Duerson so they could examine his brain….
    He must have believed that all of the hits caused his mental illness.

  78. condor75 says: May 2, 2012 2:44 PM

    I see many wondering about concussions or whatever, which may have been the case, but the truth is people commit suicide every day and most have never been anywhere near a football field. What is often forgotten players have the pressures of life just like anyone else and are not always able to handle it. Really now isn’t the time to try to find the reason, the fact is a young father is dead. That is the only relevant issue at the moment in my opinion.

  79. whatnojets says: May 2, 2012 2:44 PM

    Goodell…….why don’t you suspend Junior for not informing you prior to this sad outcome!

    RIP Junior…

  80. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: May 2, 2012 2:45 PM

    I have to say that there was no one on the Pats’ I was happier to see walk away a loser from SB42. I guess he took it harder than he should have.

  81. delfi2 says: May 2, 2012 2:45 PM

    One of the all-time greats! Truly a sad day. He will be missed by the community. R.I.P.

  82. sampetros says: May 2, 2012 2:45 PM

    Looks like the NFL will have to get that lawsuit settled now for about $1 billion before we see more suicides. Sad but I’m sure head injuries does play at least a small role and will most likely be argued that way.

  83. seanb20124 says: May 2, 2012 2:46 PM

    Lot of nfl suicides in past couple of years. Sad

  84. trollaikman8 says: May 2, 2012 2:46 PM

    He drove off a road 2 years ago….but denied it was suicide attempt.

    He’ll go down as one of the best to ever play LB but it’s absolutely tragic.

    Who knows how many concussions he suffered during his playing days.

  85. bchapman2011 says: May 2, 2012 2:46 PM

    1972wasalongtimeago says:
    May 2, 2012 2:37 PM
    baron30 is spot on; but in addition to steroids and concussions, the guy played linebacker in NFL for 20 years. He was a time bomb.

    ———————————————–
    Having used steroids in my younger days for many years I don’t think that that would have played a role at all. You get depressed right after a cycle while your testosterone is recovering but it passes quickly……Unless he was still juicing then all bet are off the table.

  86. goredskins11 says: May 2, 2012 2:47 PM

    This is awful. He was having trouble with his ex. I’m sure she will be investigated in this. Reports say he was shot in the chest. Most people committing suicide with a gun shoot themselves in the head. It just seems fishy. But, either way, it’s terribly sad that he is no longer with us. I always respected him on and off the field.

  87. morgan420 says: May 2, 2012 2:47 PM

    Wow thats horrible

  88. diablo19709 says: May 2, 2012 2:47 PM

    It always amazes me that as fans, we think they have the greatest life’s in the world. But so many times, after the cheering stops, they end up in very dark places. After being the center of attention for so long, it’s sad that they do not have someone around them that could have helped them… RIP Jr- hope the next journey is as exciting as the past.

  89. laserrocketarm12 says: May 2, 2012 2:47 PM

    Right at the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Month, and Seau commits suicide. Tragic.

  90. tightierightie says: May 2, 2012 2:47 PM

    This just makes me sick and sad. Please NFL, don;t use this to push an agenda that’s not been proven or disprove. Do your job. My .02

  91. nflofficeadmin says: May 2, 2012 2:48 PM

    I know he’s walking onto the field right now being welcomed by Derrick Thomas, Walter Peyton, and Reggie White for a competitive
    pick-up game with all the other greats.

  92. tkebean says: May 2, 2012 2:49 PM

    Junior was a great player for many, many years. Just a beast on the field. But you have to be a real pu$$y to kill yourself. Just a selfish action. Gutless. He must have really loved his kids.

  93. nineroutsider says: May 2, 2012 2:49 PM

    Sad news…hate to hear it. One of the legendary players this game as seen. He was crazy off the field too as one of my buddy knows his ex-wife.

  94. peachyc39 says: May 2, 2012 2:50 PM

    I hope this is not true :( if it is then RIP Junior..a great LB that will be missed terribly

  95. whhaaat says: May 2, 2012 2:50 PM

    Sad to hear. It makes you thing when people who seemingly had such a great career and life can live such a tortured life in private.

  96. hboc01 says: May 2, 2012 2:50 PM

    For what it’s worth, my friend played in a celebrity golf game with him on Monday and said he seemed distant and uninterested in the event.

  97. jonasgrumbyoftx says: May 2, 2012 2:50 PM

    Horrible. JUST horrible.

  98. teamobijuan says: May 2, 2012 2:51 PM

    Seau is the ninth member of the Chargers’ 1995 Super Bowl team to die.

  99. jm91rs says: May 2, 2012 2:51 PM

    self inflicted in the chest? definitely sounds like duerson 2.0.

    These guys know they are signing up for a life of pain, but it doesn’t make a case like this any less shocking or sad. Hopefully changes to equipment and rules, etc have made football safer today and in the future than it was during Junior’s time.

  100. savocabol1 says: May 2, 2012 2:51 PM

    RIP

  101. fhuizar says: May 2, 2012 2:51 PM

    As a kid i wore 55 bc he was my favorite of all time being a USC fan and living in southern calif.

    RIP

  102. anthonybjones says: May 2, 2012 2:51 PM

    Shooting yourself in the chest is extremely rare in suicide cases; don’t be surprised if this turns into something a little more sinister.

    It’s just not physically practical to shoot yourself in the chest vs. the head.

  103. mrgroovesd says: May 2, 2012 2:52 PM

    Very sad day. He will be missed. One of the greatest Charger to suit up. RIP #55

  104. baruch1014 says: May 2, 2012 2:52 PM

    @ dawkinseffect

    “suicide is always a poor mans excuse in my book.”

    youre entitled to your opinion, but its kinda a dick thing to say… unless you have actually talked to retired pro football players with regard to their head trauma and physical injuries sustained during their career…. i have… these guys play through multiple concussions each game just to entertain the millions of fans out there…. you cant imagine the after effects, especially with someone like Seau who enjoyed such a long career…

    condolences out to his family and those who love him and will miss his presence in their lives…

  105. terrellpryorstattooartist says: May 2, 2012 2:52 PM

    His suicide note read “those videotapes of the other teams practices really did help a ton in winning those super bowls”

  106. discosucs2005 says: May 2, 2012 2:54 PM

    I always feel like suicides are one of the most tragic forms of death because they always feel preventable.

    I really feel bad for his family and close friends. I imagine we are all experiencing one millionth of the shock they are.

  107. Steeler's Will says: May 2, 2012 2:54 PM

    Eight players from the 1994 Charger Super Bowl team are now dead. WOW.

  108. trollaikman8 says: May 2, 2012 2:55 PM

    Of a far less significance side note, Jr Seau was the 8th member of the 1994 SD Chargers to die.
    That’s just insane….roughly 10% of a single team dying early.

  109. jleimer says: May 2, 2012 2:55 PM

    The NFL is going to have to pay alot of money for these lawsuits as we have another case of brain damage with someone I think.

  110. kylemoss says: May 2, 2012 2:56 PM

    RIP. Shot himself in the chest. He knew he had problems and left his brain for one last test… Usually happens to these players after the NFL. just shows why these players make the amount of money they do and how scary and dangerous the game of Football is. But, Junior was a great player and man. He helped out his community of oceanside and san diego in every way he could and set up a foundation which has donated 4 million to help kids in abusive living situations. He was a great player who obviously lost touch with himself the past few years and just hope the NFL and doctors can help this players moving forward.

  111. titknocker says: May 2, 2012 2:57 PM

    R.I.P to one of the great ones. Very sad news coming out of Oceanside California today. My condolences to his family, friends & former co-workers.

  112. bozosforall says: May 2, 2012 2:57 PM

    1972wasalongtimeago says:
    May 2, 2012 2:37 PM
    baron30 is spot on; but in addition to steroids and concussions, the guy played linebacker in NFL for 20 years. He was a time bomb.

    __
    Not to mention the tremendous guilt that he carried as a member of the Patriots team that got caught cheating in 2007. It must have been a tremendous burden. RIP Junior Seau.

  113. kane337 says: May 2, 2012 2:58 PM

    This is so terrible. RIP Junior Seau and God speed to his family.

  114. skinspop102 says: May 2, 2012 2:58 PM

    Not even a Chargers fan, but this is stunning news. Junior Seau was a freaking legend. Loved watching him on TV back in the day.

    RIP Mr. Seau.

  115. pftbillsfan says: May 2, 2012 2:58 PM

    this makes the concussion problem relevant to people my age who before didnt really care. RIP

  116. howiehandles says: May 2, 2012 2:59 PM

    did he have a history of concussions? based on his style of play, I would expect so.

  117. nyfcat says: May 2, 2012 3:00 PM

    Seau was clearly lost in life without football. He went from training and competing every day for 20+ years to…. what? Football wasn’t a job for Seau. It was his life. It was all he cared about. And it was taken from him by father time. Very, very sad. RIP Junior!

  118. raiders4life says: May 2, 2012 3:01 PM

    Shocking! If true, RIP.

  119. pongonfl says: May 2, 2012 3:01 PM

    I think we will look back in 20 years on how these men played the game and wonder, what do we think would happen? NFL network is still showing highlight film in their commercials that have players trying to hurt the heads of other players. They still have it as a selling point of their sport. Mooch still says “get a hat on a hat” during his broadcasts. Concussing the opposition is still a core tactic of the sport.
    He almost certainly chose to protect his brain for science.
    Junior,

  120. macbull says: May 2, 2012 3:02 PM

    I can’t believe it…I just read that Seau died after suffering a gun shot wound to the chest.

    RIP Junior …one of the best ever.

  121. dankrom says: May 2, 2012 3:02 PM

    I met Junior when I was 14 years old, having lunch at his restaurant in SD. He stopped by our table, spent a few minutes chatting, shook our hands. Was the highlight of our trip.

    RIP

  122. skolvikings2011 says: May 2, 2012 3:03 PM

    One of the best I watched growing up. RIP and God be with you & your family, Junior.

  123. yahmule says: May 2, 2012 3:04 PM

    My condolences to Junior and his loved ones. I saw him compete against the Broncos so many times.

    And please, everybody just ignore the trolls and the heartless individuals commenting on this thread. As always, they’re just looking to generate a reaction.

  124. cags777 says: May 2, 2012 3:04 PM

    Very sad to hear. I just hope he can finally be at peace and not suffer anymore. RIP

  125. mrninetysixchamps says: May 2, 2012 3:07 PM

    Why hasn’t the league made those anti-concussion helmets mandatory? The ones that Desean Jackson and Aaron Rodgers wear. I like to think football had nothing to do with this but this isn’t the first time a former player committed suicide.

  126. taintedsaints2009 says: May 2, 2012 3:07 PM

    this dude was the icon of linebackers when i was growing up.

    very sad.

  127. humpofdc says: May 2, 2012 3:07 PM

    Junior’s death is such a shock!! He was such a warrior and leader on the field. What is at the core of this??? R.I.P.

  128. jolink653 says: May 2, 2012 3:08 PM

    bozos you really are a complete and total scumbag…a guy kills himself here and you work your hatred for the patriots in just to be an idiot? i’d tell you what you could go do but the admins would just delete my comment

  129. donz0 says: May 2, 2012 3:09 PM

    When the spotlight is turned off, life becomes very dark indeed. Junior’s family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  130. nicosanchez02 says: May 2, 2012 3:10 PM

    R.I.P Junior, I remember meeting you once at your Restaurant, Seau”s!! What ever demons your were battling may you be at peace!

  131. str8cashomie2 says: May 2, 2012 3:11 PM

    A guy like Junior, with his style of play and determined mindset to stay on the field, with those old riddell helmets and chin straps, literally, I kid you not, probably had 1-200 undiagnosed concussions in his career. This is more detrimental for the NFL than bounty, pats, etc everything combined. This stuff has to stop. Kills me as an San Diego/USC guy

  132. proudwhodat says: May 2, 2012 3:12 PM

    So sad. R.I.P. He was a great player.

  133. blacknole08 says: May 2, 2012 3:13 PM

    Woow omg. That’s horrible. RIP to a truly special human being. Gone too soon!

  134. trollaikman8 says: May 2, 2012 3:13 PM

    It seems like back in his prime concussions were only publicized with quarterbacks….Aikman, Steve Young, Favre, his teammate Stan Humphries, etc…

  135. buckyhamm says: May 2, 2012 3:14 PM

    Probably a result of too many concussions. Head trama is no joke ! RIP Junior

  136. 11jlacy says: May 2, 2012 3:15 PM

    R I P seau one of the best to play the game.

  137. Broncofanatic7 says: May 2, 2012 3:16 PM

    RIP Junior….

  138. patriotsdefense says: May 2, 2012 3:16 PM

    RIP

    Wow. Just wow.

  139. nicktownsend says: May 2, 2012 3:17 PM

    I remember being in 3rd grade, seeing him on TV and fell in love with football and sports in general from that day forward. He always came across as such a humble, hard working individual, infamous for his community work.

    It’s a sad reminder that no matter how much money you make or how much fame you acquire, at the end of the day, we’re all human and carry demons with us.

    RIP.

  140. pftcensorssuck says: May 2, 2012 3:17 PM

    Dear God, NO!!!!!!

    This is awful. Junior seemed to be such a happy person …… one never knows.

    Sad.

  141. boltfansmith says: May 2, 2012 3:17 PM

    Rip. Greatest LB. Condolences to his family and friends.

  142. godofwine330 says: May 2, 2012 3:20 PM

    Depression is a mutha. We all have had bad times hit us. All of us. Many of us have thought, for only a quarter of a second or slightly longer about ending the pain for good. Most of us let the thought pass…some of us aren’t as strong.

    There are all sorts of causes. Divorce, loneliness, constant pain, recent separation are the most common. The truth of it is that this act is the single most selfish thing a person can do, and the battle the person is fighting is so very temporary but they just cannot see it.

    May he rest in peace.

  143. Matt says: May 2, 2012 3:21 PM

    Everybody needs to throw away the AFC west rivalries for a second and remember that Seau was one of the best to ever play his position.

    I for one, as a Raiders fan, was thrilled to see him leave the division. Same goes for Rodney Harrison (even though we all wanted him in silver and black).

    RIP.

  144. weaponx73 says: May 2, 2012 3:23 PM

    I always hated Junior but in the way you hate a great player who sticks it to your team. Much respect for him. RIP

  145. joetoronto says: May 2, 2012 3:23 PM

    Condolences to the family, it’s a shame what his kids now have to go through.

  146. peachyc39 says: May 2, 2012 3:23 PM

    R.I.P. Junior :( prayers going out to your family. May God give them the strength to understand and get through this tragic time.

  147. rollteal says: May 2, 2012 3:23 PM

    If this is another case of concussions syndrome then Junior may be making an even bigger impact after passing then when playing. Either Way it’s a shame & a sad day.

  148. xxwhodatxx says: May 2, 2012 3:24 PM

    dawkinseffect says:
    May 2, 2012 2:27 PM
    RIP

    Great player but suicide is always a poor mans excuse in my book. You might say, “oh what about those who are terminally ill” well this isn’t the case.

     —

    I agree it’s a terrible thing but suicide is not the answer. Do you have that little respect for your children? Junior Seau was an awesome NFL player and will be missed but I can’t feel sorry for someone who does this. It’s just sad he thought there was no other way.

  149. jluns275 says: May 2, 2012 3:29 PM

    Much respect to a great competitor & an honorable man.
    Rest now, Junior.

  150. granadafan says: May 2, 2012 3:33 PM

    I hated Seau when he was with the Chargers because he was so good. Everyone had respect for a player of Seau’s caliber and intensity. Never took a play off, always gave 100%, and would fight you to every last whistle. RIP

    #respect

  151. goods65 says: May 2, 2012 3:40 PM

    reports are saying it was a suicide,man i hope it wasnt.if it was,i wonder what brought it on?

  152. chief67 says: May 2, 2012 3:47 PM

    As a life long Chief fan , I wasn`t a big Seau booster of course …But I certainly respected his talent !

  153. brenenostler says: May 2, 2012 3:48 PM

    Wow. Unreal

  154. castleanthrax says: May 2, 2012 3:56 PM

    RIP to a great…sad day in the NFL family.

    Before we all go nutty with the moral convictions we have no idea what state of mind he was in.

    Condolences to his family and his kids…just a sad day.

    Thoughts and Prayers

  155. CKL says: May 2, 2012 3:57 PM

    tinkletinkleonyourstar says:
    May 2, 2012 2:45 PM
    I have to say that there was no one on the Pats’ I was happier to see walk away a loser from SB42. I guess he took it harder than he should have.
    ________________________________
    Nice going there, DB. Appropriate place for your hatred (insert eyeroll here).

    RIP Junior. Just saw his mother on OTL begging for it to be her instead of him. Heartbreaking. :(

  156. elisemcg says: May 2, 2012 3:57 PM

    So very heartbreaking. Please pray as I will
    for his family, and children. God Bless , Jr.; May Angels guide you to thy rest.

  157. raidernation3739 says: May 2, 2012 3:58 PM

    anybody giving thumbs down on a R.I.P. comment is a garbage human being. watching Jr terrorize my Raiders for years was hard but at the end of the day he was football through and through. pain killers and concussions strike again. screw all of you disrespectful retards. probably saint and eagle fans.

  158. jimmysee says: May 2, 2012 4:00 PM

    Unbelievably sad.

    :-(

  159. gobills716 says: May 2, 2012 4:01 PM

    who are all the people giving thumbs down to people leaving their condolences. The man died, it doesn’t matter if you didn’t like him as a football player. He was likely suffering for a long time which caused him to go to this extreme. Have some respect you inconsiderate trash.

  160. friendlylittletrees says: May 2, 2012 4:03 PM

    A true warrior of football and a damn good man.

    RIP and Best Wishes to the Seau Family and Friends.

  161. patsfiend says: May 2, 2012 4:07 PM

    Oh man. A great Trojan, Charger, and Patriot. Revered here in San Diego. His car accident last year seemed like THAT may have been a suicide attempt, or at least a call for help. He drove his car off a cliff at the beach. Who knows what he’s been going through since then.

    In my time, the 4 LB’s in their prime that I think most affected the game, and had to be accounted for, are LT, DT, Junior, and Ray. Look at that list, now… they’ve all had their troubles. He surfed with people around here, very laid back guy, it seemed. He will be missed.

    Condolences to his family and friends. This is a sad day. Rest in Peace, Junior.

  162. purpwalk says: May 2, 2012 4:10 PM

    very sad, RIP

  163. teague31 says: May 2, 2012 4:14 PM

    R.I.P Junior

    I enjoyed watching you play the game the right way on Sundays.

  164. mnvikes7897 says: May 2, 2012 4:25 PM

    Sucks. So sad. R.I.P Jr. Players and coaches need to start looking a lot more closely at the lives that are suffering from the game. Gone too soon.

  165. kosarsmyidol says: May 2, 2012 4:33 PM

    RIP.

  166. tolan04 says: May 2, 2012 4:37 PM

    RIP

  167. infectorman says: May 2, 2012 5:09 PM

    Deeply saddened to hear this.
    Thoughts and prayers to his family

  168. infectorman says: May 2, 2012 5:12 PM

    says: May 2, 2012 2:57 PM

    1972wasalongtimeago says:
    May 2, 2012 2:37 PM
    baron30 is spot on; but in addition to steroids and concussions, the guy played linebacker in NFL for 20 years. He was a time bomb.

    __
    Not to mention the tremendous guilt that he carried as a member of the Patriots team that got caught cheating in 2007. It must have been a tremendous burden. RIP Junior Seau.

    ___

    I’ll translate Bozo-the4thgrader’s post for the uninitiated:
    Loosely translated, his post says:

    “I am a complete and total classless idiot, void of any sense of appropriateness, tact, compassion or intelligence.
    Signed,
    Bozosforall “

  169. johnnygsnake says: May 2, 2012 5:22 PM

    R.I.P JR you was a great player

  170. bozosforall says: May 2, 2012 5:52 PM

    infectorman says:
    May 2, 2012 5:12 PM
    says: May 2, 2012 2:57 PM

    1972wasalongtimeago says:
    May 2, 2012 2:37 PM
    baron30 is spot on; but in addition to steroids and concussions, the guy played linebacker in NFL for 20 years. He was a time bomb.

    __
    Not to mention the tremendous guilt that he carried as a member of the Patriots team that got caught cheating in 2007. It must have been a tremendous burden. RIP Junior Seau.

    ___

    I’ll translate Bozo-the4thgrader’s post for the uninitiated:
    Loosely translated, his post says:

    “I am a complete and total classless idiot, void of any sense of appropriateness, tact, compassion or intelligence.
    Signed,
    Bozosforall “

    __
    I’ll translate AIDSinfectedman’s response:

    “I am a typical insecure Pats fan, full of the hypocrisy that makes New England sports fans the whiniest posters on the Internet.”

    Read my entire post…Junior Seau gets a RIP from me, so there is no lack of respect for the man himself. However, I do feel particularly sorry that he has to be associated at all with the cheating Pats. It is unfortunate but if he had stayed retired the first time, maybe he would have gotten to actually be at his HOF induction ceremony instead of being honored posthumously.

  171. steelymcbeam6 says: May 2, 2012 6:09 PM

    Gobills…the guy doesn’t deserve respect. You just don’t kill yourself and leave your family to deal with the grief and pain than apparently you couldn’t handle. It’s selfish to leave you children without their father, it’s selfish to leave you mother just to make her bury her child. It’s unacceptable period no excuses. He was a great football player but I don’t feel sorry for him at all, I do feel sorry for his family who’s left with a void in their life without any kind of reasoning why. It was a coward move seau…truly bad form

  172. radrntn says: May 2, 2012 6:41 PM

    RIP Junior…you were one of the all time great charger

  173. detroitcityryda says: May 2, 2012 6:56 PM

    Rest in peace brother may the Almighty Allah open the gates of dzenet for you ..lost my cousin to suicide last year and nobody ever saw it coming either that’s why you should always be nice to people around you and treat them with respect you never know what could tick people off .RIP junior .

  174. garryjercia says: May 2, 2012 6:56 PM

    Why would anybody shoot themselves in the chest?; he probably wanted his brain to get into that concussion research. A note would have been nice though.

  175. TheWizard says: May 2, 2012 7:32 PM

    Heavy. Sad to hear of this.

  176. tedmurph says: May 2, 2012 8:46 PM

    Just when I thought clownboy had hit rock bottom and had been exposed for the piece of sh!t he truly is… he sinks to a new low. I blew him up for being a liar on the last thread and when he had no response, he moved on like a toxic disease to this one. Don’t bother.

  177. tedmurph says: May 2, 2012 8:59 PM

    I always thought that Seau was overrated, with no subtance, just a dancing fool after a sack, like Merriman. Then he went to the Pats, out of retirement, off his surfboard, to get a ring. Played tremendously. Great teamate. Great speech in Foxboro before the got on the plane for the SB 2007. Laid on the field for 30 secs when the Giants completed the pass to Burress to win the SB. Sad story. Something was up with this guy. The cliff accident was the first indication. Too bad he couldn’t get the support he needed, whether it was due to injuries or other issues. 43 yrs old. Wow.

  178. sazizali says: May 2, 2012 9:58 PM

    This is why I don’t play football professionally (that, and being only 5′ 3″ and never have played the game at any level). Mother said go, go outside and play football but I always said, no, mother, it’s not worth my life. She said yes but I said no and that is why I went undrafted — yet again! — this year and I don’t play football. But I digress. What was the question?

  179. infectorman says: May 3, 2012 8:01 AM

    @ BOZO-the-4th Grader: again….

    “I am a complete and total classless idiot, void of any sense of appropriateness, tact, compassion or intelligence.
    Signed,
    Bozosforall “

  180. ravenzfan1 says: May 4, 2012 7:43 PM

    No one knows what Seau was going thru or what was in his head that he thought he couldnt deal with. What becomes of NFL players AFTER the glory? Apparently not alot. This man was apparently in trouble and its a shame he didnt confide in someone who mightve been able to help him some other way,to cope. R.I.P. Thoughts go out to his gf who found his body. The TMZ audio tape is quite heartwrenching indeed.

    Studying his brain is prob an excellent way to find out what happens to players who are concussion prone or hurt. Maybe shine some light on things a bit.

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