Found May 03, 2012 on Friarhood:
San Diego collectively mourned the loss of a sports icon for the city. What Tony Gwynn is to San Diego baseball, Junior Seau was to San Diego football. I am sad that he is gone from the world, but at the same time happy that he isn't battling his own demons anymore. It's sad that he had to go the way he did though. That being said, the Padres gave this city exactly what they needed yesterday: hope. They shut out the Brewers for the second day in a row in route to their first series win of the season, all while remaining perfect in May. Read about it more below. Here are your Padres links below:Submit articles and follow me on twitter Follow @M_RennickSuppan earns win with 5 scoreless innings -"Black wasn't merely speaking about the Padres' 5-0 victory over the Brewers on Wednesday in front of a crowd of 15,786 at Petco Park, but much more so to the performance of 37-year-old pitcher Jeff Suppan in his first Major League start since Oct. 3, 2010."...

Examiner: Seau death ruled suicide

Junior Seau died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the San Diego County Medical Examiner confirmed on Thursday. The medical examiner's office said in a news release it is awaiting a decision by Seau's family to release the deceased linebacker's brain for study. Boston University researchers reportedly have requested an opportunity to examine Seau's brain to further...

Junior Seau was more than a football player.

Hearing the shocking news today about Junior Seau, many thoughts ran through my mind. Besides the obvious questions of how and why, I wondered how much this had to do with concussions and other crazy football related stuff. (Ed.Note Junior Seau was never listed on an injury report as having a concussion) To read the rest of this article and watch a news report on Junior Seau, please...

Junior Seau, goodbye “Buddy”

Today the world found out the tragic news that the beloved and respected man known as Junior Seau was found dead at the age of 43. Uncharacteristic for a linebacker in the NFL, it seems like everyone enjoyed Seau and the way he played. Not only his teammates and opponents, but the fans also seemed

Junior Seau Commits Suicide

It is with heavy hearts that we have to report, former NFL linebacker Junior Seau is dead according to reports coming from TMZ and other sources. While initial details are still vague it is believed Seau committed suicide, in his home in California. Junior Seau was an All-Pro linebaker who made his name with the San Diego Chargers even taking them to a Super Bowl.  He ended his...

NFL take two: What happens when the cheering stops?

I am no longer an NFL player, now what do I do with my life? No more practices, no more sitting on the training table nursing this injury or that injury. No more sitting in the film room watching film of this week’s opponent. Running out of the tunnels to thousands of cheering fans is no

Reports: Junior Seau Dead; Possible Suicide

TMZ is reporting that Junior Seau was found dead and may have committed suicide.   Seau spent 20 years in the NFL (1990-2009), the first 13 with the San Diego Chargers. He was a member of San Diego’s 1994 AFC champion team and a member of the undefeated 16-0 New England Patriots of 2007, who lost to the Giants in Super Bowl XLII. He also spent three seasons with the Miami Dolphins...

Broncos remember Junior Seau

Some stories transcend division rivalries… our heartfelt sympathies to Chargers nation and Junior Seau‘s family. Here are a collection of comments from Broncos players, current and former. John Elway – I had the pleasure of playing against Junior for many years. He played the game the way it was meant to be played… — John Elway (@johnelway) May 2, 2012 (continued) ...

Padres Issue Statement on Junior Seau

“Everyone in the Padres organization is deeply saddened by the news of Junior Seau’s passing,” said Padres President Tom Garfinkel.  “He was a great San Diegan and an inspiration, not only on the playing field, but in how he positively impacted people's lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Seau family, friends and the Chargers organization during this difficult time.”

Former Brewer Suppan stings old squad

It had been 19 months since Jeff Suppan had last appeared in a major league game. But, the former Milwaukee Brewers pitcher, whose big contract and poor performance led to his eventual release from the team in June 2010, re-emerged from the minors as a member of the San Diego Padres to face his former team on Wednesday. And, in a game that would have ranked as one of Suppan'...

Tiki Barber on Junior Seau tragedy (video)

Retired New York Giants player Tiki Barber on the emotional challenges that could have faced Junior Seau before his death. VIDEO LINK Barber says, “You’re shocked because of the sudden nature of the death but you’re not shocked that you see these things happen. There’s a lot of factors that contribute to depression. One is stress, money stress, family stress…. You’re...

Update On Batista’s Next Film + Goldberg/Junior Seau

– Vin Diesel recently spoke about the release date for Riddick, which co-stars Batista. Diesel posted some updates to his Facebook page suggesting that the film may see a release date as soon as January, and added that sequels may be under consideration by the studio. Diesel posted: The studio said the earliest they could release the new “Riddick” is in January… was hoping...

TSX: Around the League

Len Pasquarelli discusses the crushing loss of Junior Seau, the myriad problems revolving around the New Orleans Saints, the injury to Baltimore LB Terrell Suggs, free agent RB Ryan Grant and more.
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