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Family, friends gather for private Junior Seau burial

Former San Diego Charger RUnning back LaDainian Tomlinson and his wife LaTorsha arrive for theFuneral services for former  NFL linebacker Junior Seau in Oceanside, California Reuters

Junior Seau was buried at a private ceremony with family and friends today, hours before some 60,000 people are expected to attend a public memorial service for the former Chargers great at Qualcomm Stadium.

Seau is buried at Eternal Hills cemetery in Oceanside. His burial was attended by family members including his children, as well as close friends including LaDainian Tomlinson. He was buried nine days after he committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest.

The Seau family declined to tell reporters whether Seau’s brain has been preserved to be studied for signs of traumatic injury suffered on the football field.

Speakers at tonight’s memorial service will include Tomlinson, Dan Fouts, Billy Ray Smith, Bobby Ross, John Lynch and San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders. The public memorial service will begin at 9:30 p.m. Eastern and will be shown on Chargers.com.

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11 Responses to “Family, friends gather for private Junior Seau burial”
  1. mullman7675 says: May 11, 2012 7:21 PM

    RIP Junior

    Go Raiders

  2. pdxbolt says: May 11, 2012 7:53 PM

    RIP #55. Thanks for the memories.

  3. cheers4ablumpkin says: May 11, 2012 8:23 PM

    Still can’t believe this happen. Rip junior

  4. albie23 says: May 11, 2012 8:48 PM

    Rest In Paradise

  5. kiltherl says: May 11, 2012 11:03 PM

    bye bye say owww!

  6. 3menandablog says: May 11, 2012 11:43 PM

    Junior was my hero growing up. This city will never forget him. RIP

  7. phillyphan72 says: May 12, 2012 12:10 AM

    A phenomenal player that played with the greatest passion that I’ve ever seen from a player…i used to love watch this guy play with SD..Wishing he was on my Eagles…Rest in peace Sir.It was a pleasure to watch you play on Sundays

  8. skleech22 says: May 12, 2012 1:05 AM

    I loved how he and Zach Thomas played together in their short stint. Two great linebackers playing with real passion and excitement was a joy to watch! Junior with his God given ability was just at another level! R.I.P. Junior…you leave this world a true LEGEND!!!

  9. mullman7675 says: May 12, 2012 1:23 AM

    In reference to my above post: It looks like charger fan has more hate for the RAIDERS than they do love for Seau. You should be ashamed charger fan.

  10. cav2ya says: May 12, 2012 2:12 AM

    its truly a shame a player so great as junior would fall so far as to commit suicide. nothing more selfish in the world, esp with children. I mourn the great player he once was, but certainly do not condone his actions..

    Fly Eagles Fly.

  11. joetoronto says: May 12, 2012 5:52 AM

    All the best to his family, especially the 3 little kids whose lives he destroyed completely that day.

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