Found May 31, 2012 on Pats Propaganda:
PLAYERS: Junior Seau
Junior Seau's last days before suicide – Sad stuff, but a worthwhile read.

Report: Seau had insomnia for years

Former NFL great Junior Seau, who committed suicide a month ago, suffered from insomnia for years and relied on prescription drugs to help him sleep, USA Today reported Friday. The paper said it interviewed more than 50 friends, family members, neighbors and former teammates in an effort to piece together possible clues on why the former Chargers linebacker shot himself in the chest...

Report: Junior Seau suffered from insomnia, took sleeping pills

Getty Images According to a report from the USA Today, former NFL linebacker Junior Seau had been struggling with a insomnia for years and he had been taking the sleeping pill Ambien in order to try to help the situation. “He told me he usually woke up around 1 or 2 and couldn’t go back to sleep,” says Nancy Emsley, who worked out with Seau at a local gym. She would often...

REPORT: Seau Suffered From Sleeplessness

Hot News for LB Junior Seau

The Sports-Casters: Mental Price Of An NFL Life

Hosts Steve Bennett and Don Russ interview the biggest names in sports media and pop culture each week on Football Nation's The Sports-Casters podcast. Their guest this week is Andrew Lawrence, writer and reporter for Sports Illustrated and  In the wake of the death of Junior Seau, Lawrence authored a piece on that detailed the leagues increased focus on mental...

What's The Point Of Calling Shots, This Cue Ain't Straight In Line

I know I start a lot of posts this way, but I'm sorry it's taken so long for me to get back here.  Twitter has made it a lot easier to get "that one point" across, but makes it less likely that I'll try to build an entire installment around it.  I was all set to write about the draft when Junior Seau passed away.  Since then I've been working on about...

Friends say Seau had insomnia, used Ambien

According to USA Today, at least 4 friends of Junior Seau say he suffered from insomnia and regularly took the drug Ambien. One of those friends, Nancy Emsley, who worked out at the same gym as Seau, said that she often stressed to him the importance of getting eight hours of sleep after taking Ambien. "He told me he usually woke up around 1 or 2 (a.m.) and couldn't go...
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