Though it remains to be seen whether a study of Junior Seau’s brain will reveal evidence of Chronic Traumatic Encephelopathy, his body had no traces of alcohol or illegal drugs when he died.
That was the outcome of the autopsy performed on Seau. The results were released by the San Diego County medical examiner on Monday.
Per the Associated Press, the report indicated that Seau had Zolpidem, an insomnia medication, and Naproxen, a pain reliever, in his system.
The report also indicated that Seau’s brain showed no signs of trauma. CTE, however, is a microscopic phenomenon that isn’t obvious during a normal autopsy.
Seau committed suicide in May, via a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. He spent 20 years in the NFL, playing for the Chargers, Dolphins, and Patriots.