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Junior Seau’s nephew among 19 undrafted players signed by Rams

The nephew of one of the greatest players ever to play college football at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will get a chance to play pro football at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Ian Seau, a defensive end who played his college ball at Nevada-Reno, has signed as an undrafted free agent with the Rams.…

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Former Chargers doctor could lose license over treatment of Junior Seau

Dr. David Chao, former Chargers doctor who has created a moderate media presence since leaving the NFL, could eventually be losing his license to practice medicine for good. According to 10News.com, the Medical Board of California is seeking a meeting to discuss revoking or permanently suspending Chao’s license as a result of his treatment of deceased…

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With Alex Mack gone, Danny Shelton squats on his number

Cleveland’s loss ended up being Danny Shelton’s gain. With center Alex Mack voiding his contract and bolting for Atlanta, Mack’s No. 55 was available. And Shelton, a first-round pick in 2015, pounced. “Basically, I always wanted to be No. 55,” Shelton told reporters on Tuesday. “Obviously, Alex had it and I didn’t want to disrespect…

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Chris Borland thinks more players will choose early retirement

Former 49ers linebacker Chris Borland said he wasn’t looking to set a trend, but he does think he might become part of one. After retiring from the game after one season for what he termed health concerns, Borland said he can see more and more players choosing that path. “Well, I think an old adage…

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Concussion director fires back at New York Times

Well, the Concussion movie is getting plenty of free publicity. In response to a New York Times article that created the impression that Sony revised the script for the film due to concerns that it would antagonize the NFL even though Sony has no business relationship with the league, writer/director Peter Landesman accuses the New…

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Hall of Fame needs to scrap the posthumous induction policy

The folks who run the Pro Football Hall of Fame realize that, when the annual time comes to put on a TV show consisting of a slew of potentially slow-moving speeches, there’s only so much that can be done to keep things concise. Five years ago, the decision was made to tighten up the festivities…

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“The Bus” parks in Canton for Jerome Bettis

Following Junior Seau’s induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame was a difficult task, but Jerome Bettis was up for the task. Bettis spoke to the Seau family and praised his fellow enshrinee for his career and character before turning to his own career accomplishments during his speech at the Hall of Fame. Bettis…

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Junior Seau remembered for his passion

In one of the most bittersweet moments in the history of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Junior Seau was inducted posthumously tonight, with his induction ceremony a wonderful reminder of his great career, and his absence a tragic reminder of his life cut short by suicide. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony should be…

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Hall of Fame softens its stance on Sydney Seau speaking

Five-year-old policies were made to be modified. Sydney Seau, daughter of deceased linebacker Junior Seau, will be given opportunities to speak at next week’s Hall of Fame induction activities, according to Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com. She won’t be giving an induction speech in place of her late father. However, Sydney and her three brothers will…

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Lawyer: HOF told Seau family that Sydney could speak

The Seau family members are OK with the Hall of Fame’s policy on posthumously-inducted players. Unless they aren’t. Seau family lawyer Steve Strauss has issued a statement to Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal in which Strauss says Seau’s family still objects to the decision to prevent Seau’s daughter from speaking at the upcoming induction ceremony.…

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PFT Live: HOF rules deny Junior Seau’s family to speak at ceremony

Junior Seau will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but Hall rules will disallow his daughter, Sydney, to speak at the ceremony.

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Hall of Fame talked to Seau’s family, and they’re fine with decision

There might be people still upset at the Pro Football Hall of Fame for not allowing Junior Seau’s family to speak at his induction ceremony. None of those people, however, are the Seau family. According to Jim Trotter of ESPN, the Hall spoke with Seau’s daughter Sydney Seau after last week’s New York Times piece describing…

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NFL already plotting response to upcoming film Concussion

While it now appears that the NFL didn’t try to muzzle the family of soon-to-be Hall of Famer Junior Seau in order to avoid a potential concussion-related embarrassment, the NFL already is making plans for the potential concussion-related embarrassment that it never will be able to silence. Per a league source, owners spent significant time…

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Hall of Fame’s posthumous policy was adopted in 2010

When it comes to Friday afternoon bad-news dumps, the NFL typically engineers the placement of its own troublesome information. This Friday, the three-pack of suspensions released by the league was supplemented by a piece of bad news that came from another portion of Manhattan. It was the New York Times, not the National Football League, that published a…

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Junior Seau’s daughter won’t be allowed to speak at Hall of Fame induction

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the names of the people selected by the Class of 2015 to serve as their presenters and Syndey Seau was on the list as the presenter for her late father Junior Seau. The other presenters will give speeches introducing the inductees, but the younger Seau will not. The…

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