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First-year candidates Seau, Warner, Pace HOF finalists

First-year candidates Junior Seau, Kurt Warner and Orlando Pace are among 18 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The list of nominees was reduced Thursday to 15 from the modern era, one senior and two contributors. A finalist must receive at least 80 percent of the votes from the 46-person selection committee to be elected. The class of 2015 will be announced Jan. 31 in...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Patriot Junior Seau Among NFL Hall Of Fame Finalists; Ty Law Left Out

A former New England Patriot is one of three players who could enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame in their first year of elibility. Another former Patriot wasn’t so lucky. Linebacker Junior Seau, quarterback Kurt Warner and offensive lineman Orlando Pace are among 18 finalists for the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015, the league announced Thursday night...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Junior Seau's family lashes out at NFL

Showtime’s 60 Minutes Sports will air a segment on Tuesday that focuses on Junior Seau’s family and their thoughts on how the National Football League has responded to calls for it to take on more responsibility relating to concussions and head injuries of former players. In the segment, Seau’s ex-wife talked about how her late husband would react to the injuries that he suffered...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick: Junior Seau Is ‘So Deserving’ Of Hall Of Fame Induction

Junior Seau is a first-time nominee for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015, and he certainly has New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick’s vote. Seau finished his 20-year career under Belichick with the Patriots from 2006 to 2009. The head coach briefly spoke about the linebacker’s legendary career and tragic death Wednesday during a news conference with the media...
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Ty Law, Junior Seau Among Semifinalists For Pro Football Hall Of Fame

The pool of nominees for the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame class was trimmed from 113 to 26, and two former New England Patriots made the cut. Cornerback Ty Law and linebacker Junior Seau were among the semifinalists, which were announced Tuesday on NFL Network’s “Gold Jacket Semifinalists” special. There were supposed to be 25 candidates, but a tie resulted in 26. Those...
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Junior Seau's family rejects concussion settlement

All-time NFL great Junior Seau passed away at the age of 43 on May 2, 2012 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. For those of us who remember watching the future Hall of Fame play the game of football and understood how he lived life off the field, this came as a tremendous shock.  Once it happened, there were obviously more questions than answers. And that’s where...
Via Sportsnaut
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Seau family rejects NFL's concussion settlement

The family of former linebacker Junior Seau, who committed suicide in 2012, will opt out concussion settlement between the NFL and former players, ESPN reported Wednesday. The family's decision means the Seaus will proceed with a wrongful death suit, which alleges the NFL didn't reveal the dangers of football-related head injuries, that they filed against the league in 2013, according...
Via Fox Sports
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Seau family objects to NFL's $765M concussion deal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The family of the late NFL star Junior Seau plans to object to the proposed $765 million settlement of player concussion claims because the fund would not pay wrongful death claims to survivors. Although the players' lawsuits accused the NFL of concealing known concussion risks, there would be no blame assessed as part of the settlement, and no punitive damages...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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