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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 tradition of a paddle-out is the ultimate sign of respect for a lost life. Participants in the memorial service paddle out in the ocean with flower leis around their necks where they then get into a circular formation, hold hands, and silently pray.
“Junior always cared so much about his teammates,” Brees told the NFL Network. “He always wanted to know how you were doing, how [he] could help you. That’s what I’ll remember most about Junior — just the smile on his face, his attitude and his infectious personality. We were in the water where I know Junior loved to be. It was a beautiful day because Junior is p...
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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...
Former NFL linebacker Junior Seau died Wednesday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. Three days later, his family granted a request from researchers to study Seau's brain for evidence of damage resulting from concussions, pastor Shawn Mitchell told the Los Angeles Times. Now, according to Reuters, the family is reconsidering that decision. "They have now stepped...
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.
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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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.
The sudden death of Junior Seau, which has been ruled a suicide by police, has once again brought up the dangers of football due to its violent nature. While there are studies linking concussions to neurological disorders, there is no proof that football shortens the lifespan of an NFL player. In fact, there is a [...]
Bounties, brain injuries and Junior Seau's suicide -- apparently it all became too much for Jacob Bell, who has abruptly decided to retire from the NFL after eight seasons. Bell, a guard, called Seau's death the "cherry on top" as he mulled his decision. "I've been thinking about some different things, thinking about health, thinking about the future of...
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...
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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Junior Seau's suicide shocked everyone who pays attention to the NFL.
If the NFL wants a case study on how not to handle tragic situations involving past and current players, it should look no further than professional wrestling.
Here’s a small sample of well-known professional wrestlers who have died before the age of 50 since 1997: Bam Bam Biggelow, Eddie Guerrero, The Big...