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Junior Seau’s friends and family took to the water Sunday to pay tribute to the former NFL linebacker, who was also an avid surfer and paddle boarder following his playing days for the San Diego Chargers.
The 43-year-old Seau stunned the San Diego area and the NFL community when he reportedly committed suicide at his Oceanside beach house on Wednesday.
During Sunday’s ceremony, those who paddled out chanted his name and the No. 55, Seau’s number at USC and for much of his NFL career.
Ceremony’s like Sunday’s paddle out are common in the Southern California surfing community for lost surfers and watermen. The fact that this is how the Oceanside community decided to honor Seau, shows just how much he meant to them … on and off the field.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who played with Seau in San Diego and tweeted the linebacker “the greatest teammate a young guy could ask for,” was among those who paddled out for the ceremony.
“Just got back from paddle out at Jr’s surf sp...
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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...
I went back and forth about posting this link. I don’t know if it’s in good taste to post a 911 call informing authorities of Junior Seau’s suicide. Anyway, here’s the link to the audio.
RIP Junior Seau. You will not be forgotten
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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...
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...
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.
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.
Please click the below to read the rest of this story and watch a recap of the recent events regarding Junior Seau.
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...
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...