All-Pro Linebacker Junior Seau Found Dead

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Junior Seau of the New England Patriots at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 15, 2009. (Jamie Squire/Getty)

A tragic and disturbing day for football fans yesterday as former NFL All-Pro linebacker Junior Seau was found dead at his home in Oceanside, California.

He was 43 years old apparently dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound although an autopsy will be conducted to confirm the cause of death. Seau went to the Super Bowl twice, with the Chargers in 1994 and the Patriots in 2007.

The Takeaways’ sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul Matin tells us about Seau's death and career.


Ibrahim Abdul-Matin

Comments [1]


Here's a question for Ibrahim Abdul-Matin: The suspended Saints players are, presumably, going to fight their suspensions. The NFLPA (the players' union) will help fight those suspensions on behalf of the players. Is that a reasonable position? Should we be sympathetic to the players and their union, when they complain about traumatic brain injury, but simultaneously protest the suspensions of players who apparently participated in a bounty program to take out the "heads" of opponents?

May. 03 2012 09:55 AM

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