JUNIOR SEAU NEWS

Chargers fans remember Junior Seau for football -- and for his heart

Junior Seau was known to give an impassioned speech or two during his Chargers days. That's why some San Diegans felt Seau's posthumous induction was bittersweet. They wanted to hear the fiery speech from No. 55 that eight other Hall of Famers got to deliver. As Seau's daughter Sydney said, that's just not the reality. But Seau left a lasting legacy both on and off the field -- and...
Via Fox Sports
August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Listen to the touching Hall of Fame speech Junior Seau’s daughter would have given

Junior Seau’s wish was to have his daughter, Sydney, present him into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Seau had an amazing 20-year career in the league and was enshrined in Canton, Ohio posthumously on Saturday night, but the NFL cited a five-year-old policy which does not let others give full speeches for deceased inductees. Thus, Sydney was unable to give the speech she prepared...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Junior Seau’s daughter Sydney delivers at father’s Hall of Fame induction

The Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2015 was formally enshrined Saturday during a ceremony in Canton, Ohio. The late San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau was inducted by his family, including his daughter, Sydney. While Sydney was not allowed to give a complete speech due to the Hall’s policy to not allow live speeches during a posthumous induction, she was allowed to make...
Via Sports-Glory
August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Junior Seau’s daughter would’ve given this speech had the NFL not stopped her

As we all know, the late great Junior Seau was inducted into the Hall of Fame on Saturday. Seau’s daughter Sydney was on hand to present the award to her father, but the league would not allow her to give her full speech, citing “a posthumous-induction policy from 2010,” per USA TODAY Sports. The New York Times published this video of Sydney’s fully intended speech, recording...
Via Low Brow Sports
August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Sydney Seau opens up about father at Hall of Fame induction ceremony (video)

Junior Seau finally received the proper sendoff he deserved from his daughter at the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday night. Sydney Seau deserved the right to speak about her father, and was granted it. But she was not allowed to give a full speech, as the Hall does not allow speeches to be given for inductees that have died. Here’s what Sydney said during...
Via The Sports Daily
August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Hall of Fame Class: The Real Junior Seau Story

Apparently the National Football League can't even avoid a controversy in its Hall of Fame induction ceremony. San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau, who was arguably the most dominant player of the 2015 Hall of Fame class, committed suicide in 2012 at the age of 43. After his death, it was found that the former linebacker had a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated head...
Via Football Nation
August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Junior Seau's Induction Filled with Emotion and Passion

Saturday night was an emotional night for longtime Chargers fans.While I was too young to remember Junior Seau's playing days with the team, chills still went through my body as I watched the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony. Seau was more than just a talented football player. He was the heart of San Diego, and even though I may be a fan from another state, all...
Via Pro Football Spot
August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Sydney Seau Honors Father, Junior Seau, During Hall Of Fame Induction (Video)

Sydney Seau honored her father, the late Junior Seau, with a moving tribute at his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction. Sydney started off the tribute to her father when she spoke in a video package. Then she got the chance to honor her father further when she was interviewed on stage. “This isn’t my speech to give, he spent 20 years in the league and he deserves this moment...
Via NESN.com
August 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch the Hall of Fame speech Junior Seau's daughter would have made

On Saturday, the late Junior Seau was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame after a 20-year NFL career that included 12 Pro Bowl selections and six All-Pro picks.  When the linebacker's bust was unveiled on stage in Canton, Ohio, his three sons and daughter Sydney were on hand. Sydney was interviewed after the unveiling, but she was not permitted to give a speech due to the...
Via Fox Sports
August 08, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Junior Seau's daughter speaks at HOF induction

By Jason Parker After weeks of controversy, Sydney Seau finally got her chance to speak at the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony of her late father, Junior. The Hall’s decision not to allow speeches for inductees who have passed away (something instituted years ago) has come into fire for fear Sydney would use the occasion to point out the medical concerns from playing...
Via Gamedayr
August 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch the Hall of Fame speech Junior Seau's daughter would have made

On Saturday, the late Junior Seau was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame after a 20-year NFL career that included 12 Pro Bowl selections and six All-Pro picks.  When the linebacker's bust was unveiled on stage in Canton, Ohio, his three sons and daughter Sydney were on hand. Sydney was interviewed after the unveiling, but she was not permitted to give a speech due to the...
Via Fox Sports West
August 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Chargers fans upset with Pro Football HOF for this Junior Seau banner

The Pro Football Hall of Fame keeps dropping the ball when it comes to Chargers' legend Junior Seau.First, they attempted to prevent Seau's family from speaking at his Hall of Fame induction on Saturday. Now, they're upsetting induction-goers by depicting Seau -- but not as a Bolt.https://twitter.com/MartyCaswell/status/629317261090783232Jerome Bettis isn't on that banner as a St...
Via Fox Sports
August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Hey Buddy: Seau fondly recalled as he goes into Hall of Fame

SAN DIEGO (AP) Junior Seau was many things to many people. He was one of the most ferocious linebackers of all time, the fist-pumping, emotional leader of his hometown San Diego Chargers for 13 seasons. He was a beach rat, living the Southern California lifestyle to the fullest. He always had a big smile and called everybody ''Buddy.'' Seau will be inducted into the Pro Football...
Via AP on Fox
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Junior Seau’s daughter to speak at his Hall of Fame Induction

Tonight, the Hall of Fame has made an unprecedented decision with regards to the Junior Seau induction next week. Previous policy had not allowed for speakers on behalf of players inducted after their death.  The Hall of Fame has received a lot of backlash for the decision.  Fans believed that the Hall of Fame was keeping the family from talking about Junior’s death.  The furor...
Via EndZoneScore
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Junior Seau’s Daughter Now Allowed To Speak At Hall Of Fame Induction

It turns out Sydney Seau will have the chance to honor her late father, Junior Seau, when he is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame next Saturday. “Sydney will be given a chance to share thoughts about her father immediately following the unveiling of his bronzed bust,” the Hall of Fame said in a statement, via ESPN.com. “The unveiling, which typically features just...
Via NESN.com
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Junior Seau’s daughter will speak at Hall of Fame induction

By Jason Parker A controversy finally has a resolution. Sydney Seau, the daughter of the late NFL star Junior Seau, will get a chance to speak at the induction ceremony for her father as he enters the Pro Football Hall of Fame next weekend in Canton, Ohio. Per FOX Sports, it won’t be a full speech, but rather a chance to give her thoughts on the ceremony: Sydney will be given...
Via Gamedayr
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame will allow Junior Seau's daughter to speak at induction

The daughter of the late Junior Seau will be able to speak live during the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony after all. FOX Sports has learned the Hall has added some opportunities that will help Sydney Seau further honor her father as a posthumous selection next Saturday in Canton, Ohio. Sydney will be given the chance to participate in an on-stage interview conducted...
Via Fox Sports
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Seau lawyer: Family won't disrupt NFL Hall of Fame ceremony

CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- The family of the late Junior Seau will not disrupt the NFL Hall of Fame ceremonies on Aug. 8 despite its disagreement with a policy preventing live remarks during a posthumous induction. Steve Strauss, legal counsel to the Seaus and partner at Cooley LLP, said in an email late Monday that the family "does not want this issue to become a distraction to Junior...
Via AP on Fox
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Seau lawyer: Family won't disrupt NFL Hall of Fame ceremony

CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- The family of the late Junior Seau will not disrupt the NFL Hall of Fame ceremonies on Aug. 8 despite its disagreement with a policy preventing live remarks during a posthumous induction. Steve Strauss, legal counsel to the Seaus and partner at Cooley LLP, said in an email late Monday that the family "does not want this issue to become a distraction to Junior...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

8 best reactions to the HOF not letting family of late San Diego Chargers LB Junior Seau speak

The family of late San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau is denying reports they’re okay with the Hall of Fame’s absurd policy that doesn’t allow family members of deceased players to speak at the induction ceremony. This story has been gaining steam for several days now and is just infuriating. Seau committed suicide in 2012 and reports from 2013 confirmed he had brain...
Via cover32
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Junior Seau's family won't disrupt Hall of Fame ceremonies, says lawyer: Report

The family of the late Junior Seau will not disrupt the Hall of Fame ceremonies on Aug. 8 despite its disagreement with a policy preventing live remarks during a posthumous induction. Steve Strauss, legal counsel to the Seaus and partner at Cooley LLP, said in an email Monday night that the family "does not want this issue to become a distraction to Junior's accomplishments and...
Via The Other Paper
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Seau lawyer: family won't disrupt Hall of Fame ceremonies

CANTON, Ohio (AP) The family of the late Junior Seau will not disrupt the Hall of Fame ceremonies on Aug. 8 despite its disagreement with a policy preventing live remarks during a posthumous induction. Steve Strauss, legal counsel to the Seaus and partner at Cooley LLP, says in an email Monday night that the family ''does not want this issue to become a distraction to Junior's accomplishments...
Via AP on Fox
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

HOF President: Junior Seau’s Family Won’t Speak Because Of ‘Existing Policy’

Junior Seau’s family won’t be speaking at his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction. but the Hall insists that they’re not a special case. After The New York Times published a story Friday about Seau’s family being banned from speaking at the ceremony, Pro Football Hall of Fame president David Baker responded Saturday with a letter saying they were following an existing policy...
Via NESN.com
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Junior Seau’s daughter should be allowed to speak at Hall of Fame ceremony

By Chris Hui Seriously … how does the NFL keep bungling so many sensitive issues? From Ray Rice and their ignorance of domestic violence, to the Washington Redskins scandal, to the Adrian Peterson fiasco, the league appears out of date with the rest of society. In the upcoming Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony, Junior Seau will be remembered as one of the greatest...
Via isportsweb.com
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Junior Seau's family won't be allowed to speak at Hall of Fame induction: Report

It’s always a bittersweet moment when a former National Football League player gets inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame posthumously. And when Junior Seau enters the Hall next month, the scenario will be way more bitter than sweet. Before his tragic death, Seau told his family that if he was ever inducted to the HoF, the 14-year NFL veteran wanted his daughter Sydney...
Via The Other Paper
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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