JUNIOR SEAU NEWS

Warner, Seau among 113 Hall nominees

Super Bowl-winning quarterback Kurt Warner and linebacker Junior Seau are among 15 first-year eligible modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also nominated for the class of 2015 in their first year of eligibility are receivers Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt, tackle Orlando Pace, and placekicker Jason Elam. A total of 99 players and 14 coaches comprise the...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Nantz: Rice saga 'arguably darkest week' in NFL history

The NFL has endured countless tragic moments over the last several years. From former players like Junior Seau committing suicide, to Aaron Hernandez’s downfall, there’s no doubt “The Shield” has taken plenty of pelts. However, during Thursday night’s telecast on CBS, legendary play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz said that the NFL was currently going through “arguably the...
Via NESN.com
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Seau's family opts out of proposed NFL settlement

NEW YORK (AP) -- The family of Junior Seau has opted out of a proposed NFL legal settlement with former players over concussion-related injuries. The family will continue its wrongful death lawsuit against the league. Seau, a star linebacker for 20 seasons who made 11 Pro Bowls, committed suicide in 2012. "We have tried to communicate it that it is not satisfactory and all we...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Seau family opts out of settlement

NEW YORK (AP) The family of Junior Seau has opted out of the proposed NFL settlement with former players over concussion-related injuries. The family will continue its wrongful death lawsuit against the league. Seau, a star linebacker for 20 seasons who made 11 Pro Bowls, committed suicide in 2012. ''After careful consideration, the family of the late Junior Seau has decided...
Via AP on Fox
September 03, 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...
Via Fox Sports
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

What the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame class should look like

Now that the confetti has been cleared following Hall of Fame Weekend in Canton, it’s time to look ahead at the class of 2015. And with apologies to Will Shields, Jerome Bettis and Marvin Harrison, here’s who we think should be enshrined next August… Junior Seau: A posthumous induction seems like a lock here in Seau’s first year of eligibility. A 12-time Pro Bowler and eight...
Via This Given Sunday
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Junior Seau is eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015

Junior Seau, Kurt Warner and Orlando Pace will all be eligible for the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame. Eligible for the Hall of Fame for the 1st time as members of the Class of 2015: QB Kurt Warner LB Junior Seau OL Orlando Pace — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 3, 2014 I can’t imagine Pace and Seau not getting in right away. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551'...
Via Pro Football Zone
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: D.J. Tialavea, TE, Utah State

Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: D.J. Tialavea, TE, Utah State How many teams were recruiting you out of high school? In High School I played Football, basketball, and baseball. My dream was to play baseball in college until Coach Andersen convinced me to come to Utah State. I wasn’t heavily recruited in football. I was mainly […] The post Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
May 05, 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

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

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 for pain and...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Junior Seau's family unhappy with proposed concussion settlement

Junior Seau's family, who had to deal with his tragic death in 2012, brought up objections Friday to the $760 million proposal to settle a lawsuit brought by thousands of former professional NFL players charging that the league wasn't clear enough on the risk of head injuries and concussions. Seau's family was not happy with the different treatment people with wrongful...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Seau in first Polynesian Hall class

The late Junior Seau was inducted into the San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame in 2011, and the linebacker now is being honored in his home state of Hawaii. On Wednesday the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame announced its inaugural induction class, and Seau made the cut along with six other past and present players and coaches of Polynesian descent. Former University of Hawaii football...
Via Fox Sports
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Junior Seau Among Players, Coaches Named to Inaugural Class in Polynesian Football Hall of Fame

The late Junior Seau was inducted into the San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame in 2011, and the linebacker is now being honored in his home state of Hawai’i. On Wednesday the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame announced its 2013 inaugural induction class, and Seau made the cut along with six other past and present players and coaches of Polynesian descent. Former University of Hawaii...
Via NESN.com
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Most powerful moments from NFL concussion doc 'League of Denial'

On Tuesday, PBS aired its long awaited Frontline investigative documentary, "League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis." For two hours, Frontline, through the reporting of ESPN's Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru, laid out the case against the National Football League on its handling of concussions and brain injuries despite knowing the risks. The documentary...
Via Awful Announcing
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Junior Seau passed away one year ago today

Photo from @Chargers Today marks the one-year anniversary of Junior Seau passing away after taking his own life. Junior Seau’s Passing: One Year Later chrg.rs/105dEhT #RIP55 twitter.com/chargers/statu… — San Diego Chargers (@chargers) May 2, 2013 R.I.P. Junior Need NFL Tickets?
Via Pro Football Zone
May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Manti Te’o Arrives at Chargers Facility

Yesterday afternoon, Manti Te’o arrived at the San Diego Chargers facilities to have his introductory press conference and have all of his bosses remind him that he’ll forever be compared to Junior Seau. Here’s a picture of Te’o arriving at the Chargers home office with his girlfriend Lennay right by his side. I promise this is the one and only time I’ll use this joke....
Via The Sports Gag
April 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Manti Te’o looking to emulate his career after Junior Seau, Ray Lewis

  San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te’o met with the local Southern California media today and said that he’s excited about this oppurtunity. “I’m really excited to start this new journey in my life in San Diego,” Te’o said, per NFL.com. “(I’m) just excited to help us win a Super Bowl.” He made it clear who he wants to model his career after. “First and foremost...
Via Pro Football Zone
April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Seau suits merged with concussion case

A pair of wrongful-death lawsuits over the suicide of Pro Bowler Junior Seau (SAY'-ow) have been consolidated with NFL concussion litigation in Philadelphia. A key hearing in the case is set for next week, when lawyers for thousands of former players will try to keep the issue in federal court. The NFL wants the claims heard in arbitration. The Seau lawsuits are being moved...
Via AP on Fox
April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Seau lawsuit merged with Pa. NFL concussion case

A family lawsuit over the suicide of Pro Bowler Junior Seau (SAY'-ow) has been consolidated with NFL concussion litigation in Philadelphia. A key hearing in the case is set for next week, when lawyers for thousands of former players will try to keep the issue in federal court. The NFL wants the claims heard in arbitration. The Seau lawsuit is being moved from California, where...
Via AP on Fox
April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-NFL RB Leroy Hoard Suffering After The NFL

Andre Waters, Dave Duerson, and Junior Seau. All NFL players. All of these players who took their own lives and everyday those names are repeated by Leroy Hoard. He considers himself “one of the lucky ones”. As a fan, and even speaking personally, you enjoy hearing hard hits coming through the screen. You love to see Ray Lewis knock someone down, but at what cost are we enjoying...
Via BlackSportsOnline
January 31, 2013  |  Discuss
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Ex-NFL RB suffering after football

Former NFL running back Leroy Hoard says he has been suffering since retiring. He has memory loss, pain, and depression to battle.

Via Waiting For Next Year
January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Junior Seau's Family is cashing in

Yesterday, members of Junior Seau's family announced they had filed a lawsuit against the NFL and Riddell helmets. If you didn't see this coming, please withdraw your head from the sand.I'm not trying to say anything degrading about the Seau family. They even went so far as to say what the point of the lawsuit is, of which I can agree with it's finer points."...
Via The Sports Rocker
January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Seau's family suing the NFL

Almost two weeks ago to the day, the brain scans of former NFL All-Pro Junior Seau were revealed. To the dismay of football fans everywhere, the tests revealed that Seau suffered from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). Believing that the effects lead to Seau committing suicide (symptoms include depression and dementia), his family has decided to press charges against the NFL...
Via Patriots Life
January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Junior Seau’s Family Sues NFL, Claiming League Hid Dangers of Repeated Blows to Head

The family of Junior Seau has sued the NFL, claiming the former linebacker’s suicide was the result of brain disease caused by violent hits he sustained while playing football. The wrongful death lawsuit, filed Wednesday in California Superior Court in San Diego, blames the NFL for its “acts or omissions” that hid the dangers of repetitive blows to the head. It says Seau developed...
Via NESN.com
January 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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