MIAMI News of Junior Seaus death hit the Miami Dolphins hard, but the news that Seaus death is being investigated as an apparent suicide hit even harder.
Former Dolphins linebacker Zach Thomas said in a statement that Seau, a 12-time Pro Bowl selection, was his hero.
You never heard one negative word come out of his mouth, Thomas said. Junior just had this energy that followed him around wherever he went, almost like theme music. It was like he never had a bad day.
Former Dolphins wide receiver Oronde Gadsden also cited Seaus attitude as part of the reason everyone is puzzled by his death.
I talked to the players that keep in touch Pat Surtain, Sam Madison and Tim Bowens, Gadsden said. They all recalled Seaus positive, energetic mindset during his three years with the Dolphins (2003-05). An apparent suicide is hard for them to reconcile.
They dont mix, its like oil and water, Gadsden said. Exuberant, and hard-working, great football player, and then a suicide.
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