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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was among 200 surfers who paid tribute to Junior Seau on Sunday with a "paddle out" on the beachfront outside the Oceanside, Calif., home of the former NFL star.
The longtime San Diego Chargers player died Wednesday at the age of 43 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.
Brees, who played with Seau for two seasons at the Chargers, joined the other surfers in forming a large circle on their boards out in the water, chanting the linebacker's name periodically and slapping their hands in the water for an hour.
"We were in the water where I know Junior loved to be," Brees told USA Today. "It was a beautiful day because Junior is present here with us."
Seau was an avid surfer who often was seen riding the waves in front of his home. Seau's former teammates John Carney and Darren Bennett also attended, and there were about 1,200 onlookers.
"It was pretty unbelievable that so many people ca...
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Before he was leading the New Orleans Saints to glory, Drew Brees played for the San Diego Chargers. During his two campaigns there he got to know LB Junior Seau.
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Saints QB Drew Brees was among the family and friends who came together Sunday in Oceanside, Calif., to honor the late Junior Seau with a “paddle-out.” San Diego Chargers great, Junior Seau passed away Wednesday from a self-inflicted gunshot to the chest. Seau was an avid surfer throughout his life and the Hawaiian...
On his Sunday night radio program, nationally syndicated talk show host and sports caster Mike North told his listeners he wasn’t surprised at all when he heard that former NFL linebacker Junior Seau had committed suicide. ”Domestic problems with the girlfriend… driving his truck over a cliff and you’re surprised?” he asked.
North was referring to a stunning episode in...
Generation "X" just got a little older this week.
Two days, two deaths.
One story is a mystery without a satisfying solution.
The other, a brilliant novel that ended to soon.
The death of Junior Seau, former NFL All Pro linebacker, is a mystery that is without a satisfying solution. Seau was found dead on Wednesday due to a...
Football players weren't the only people to take Junior Seau's death hard last week, as one Basketball Hall of Famer took it very hard and personal, too. Bill Walton told U-T San Diego that he was "ashamed" and "embarrassed" that he wasn't there to tell Seau "not to give up." "When I think of the tragic scenario of last week, I only...
The San Diego Chargers on Friday will host a celebration of Junior Seau , the 20-year NFL star who died Wednesday. The team announced it will hold the event at Qualcomm Stadium at 6:30 PST to honor Seau, who played 13 seasons with the Chargers (1990-2002). Guest speakers will share memories of Seau at the event, where admission and parking will be free. Seau, 43, who played...
Oceanside, CA -- Hundreds of surfers including Saints QB Dree Brees paid tribute to Junior Seau via a paddle-out on Sunday. “Junior always cared so much about his teammates,” Brees told the NFL...
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Washington Redskins LB London Fletcher on what Junior Seau’s suicide has meant to him.
Fletcher hopes the league will make it mandatory for retired players to undergo counseling sessions so that there are less situations like Seau’s.
Fletcher has played 15 seasons in the NFL without ever missing a game and has more tackles than anyone in that timespan.
A woman has been hospitalized in serious condition after she was
found face-down in the water during a Southern California tribute
to former NFL linebacker Junior Seau.
There is no denying the tragic nature of the death of linebacker Junior Seau last week, but the media, as it has done so far, needs to continue to practice the responsibility demonstrated to date, and to keep tapping the brakes on any rush to judgment about the potential role of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) on his suicide.
Some of the greatest players and coaches in modern football gathered at the Pacific Club to celebrate the 42 nominees for the Lott IMPACT Trophy on Monday.
The watch list for 2012 can be found here.
The mood was tempered by the recent deaths of Rich Saul and Junior Seau.
Saul, who played for the Los Angeles Rams from 1970 to 1981 and was a six-time Pro Bowler, died from leukemia...