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A San Diego restaurant opened by Junior Seau in 1996 has closed its doors two weeks after the NFL star's suicide.
Trustees of Seau's estate say they made the decision to close Seau's The Restaurant in Mission Valley on Wednesday.
Trustee Bette Hoffman says in a statement that the decision to close the restaurant was made to honor Seau's legacy. She also says trustees felt the restaurant's future profitability could be in question without Seau's leadership.
The eatery's website describes it as San Diego's largest sports-themed restaurant, with 60 TVs offering contemporary American grill cuisine.
Seau was a mainstay of the San Diego Chargers' defense in the 1990s after starring at Southern California.
He was found dead in his home with a self-inflicted gunshot wound May 2. He was 43.
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The home belonging to former NFL linebacker Junior Seau, who was found dead May 2nd due to an apparent suicide, was burglarized May 7th, just days after his death. Here are details via NCTimes.com: The burglary happened at about 2 p.m. May 7 at Seau’s home at 604 S. The Strand, Oceanside police Lt. Leonard Mata [...]
Former New England Patriots linebacker Ted Johnson says the death of Junior Seau was ''the tip of the tipping point'' that convinced him to speak out for concussion victims.
Seau shot himself in the chest this month. Although there has been no link established between possible head injuries and his death, Johnson says he's convinced it is at least part of what...
I can't tell if the cop on the right is on his phone or crying. Junior Seau hasn't been dead very long after committing suicide by shooting himself in the chest, but that hasn't stopped people from trying to rob him. Five days after his death a thief apparently went through the garage doggy door to gain access to the house and stole a $500 bike. God didn't strike...
Junior Seau's death got former New England Patriots linebacker Ted Johnson thinking again about his own career in the NFL and his struggles with post-concussion syndrome after he retired in 2005.
''It's corrode or explode,'' Johnson told a conference on pediatric concussions at Boston Children's Hospital on Friday. ''And it all exploded by killing...
Former NFL star Junior Seau committed suicide -- earlier this month -- sent shockwaves across the league and the NFL fans, but it's being reported that someone -- a dumb lowlife -- broke into Seau's garage and stole from his grieving family.The North County Times is reporting that the robber climbed through a doggy door and took a beach-cruiser bike worth $500, on the...
Fairly awful and dispicable news to report this morning dealing with recently deceased NFL star Junior Seau. Seau’s house in Oceanside, Calif., was reportedly burglarized last week, five days after Seau committed suicide inside the house.
According to a North County Times report, someone entered the home’s garage by force in mid-afternoon on May 7, police said. The person went...
Trustees for Junior Seau's estate announced Wednesday that the
former Chargers linebacker's restaurant in San Diego has been
shuttered, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
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By Christina Rivers
Is tragedy a larger issue for past NFL players than we ever dreamed was possible? The death of Junior Seau has uncovered a dark side of the retirement world post-professional football that would have Obi Wan shuddering. The sports world is abuzz with questions about how the league will handle what has surfaced and how much they've known all along and never...
Jason Whitlock of Fox Sports thinks the NFL could fall the same way boxing did in America, even comparing Junior Seau to Muhammad Ali. To prevent that from happening, Whitlock offers some suggestions for commissioner Roger Goodell.
Kickoffs should be eliminated.
Reduce the regular season to 14 games and the preseason to two.
Reduce the number of full-contact practices to one...
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 Chris Burke, author of the Audibles blog on SI.COM. Burke joins the guys to chat about the death of Junior Seau, undrafted free-agents, and keeping an audience during the offseason. Burke: