Remember When NFL Great Junior Seau Caused Havoc For The Seahawks?

The former San Diego Charger - who was a menace when he played against Seattle - was found dead in his home Wednesday in California, reportedly from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The football world is shocked today, following news that authorities found NFL great Junior Seau dead in his home.

The former linebacker for the San Diego Chargers was discovered by authorities in his Oceanside, CA home. Police haven't said officially what they believe caused his death, but one report says it was from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

I found this highlight video of Seau on YouTube and it immediately broght back memories that aren't too fond if you're a Seahawks fan. Seau was regularly a menace for Seattle, which at the time was San Diego's divisional foe. The video includes a few shots of Seau hitting former Seahawk running back Chris Warren in the backfield.

As a Seahawk fan, I hated seeing Seau. As a football fan, he was fun to watch. He'll be missed.

Debbie McDonald May 03, 2012 at 05:52 PM
It is sad he did not feel he could get help. I was unaware until yesterday that football players will shoot themselves in the chest to preserver their brain so it can be studied for concussion damage. Back in the earlier years players came off the field with a concussion and were thrown back in once they stopped seeing stars or could remember their name. Help needs to be given to those players who played before the NFL implemented stricter concussion rules. Just knowing there is a protocol for suicides tells you there is a problem and the NFL needs to step in.
Brent Champaco May 04, 2012 at 05:43 AM
Yeah, Debbie. It's pretty amazing how much damage hits to the head can cause. It's no wonder why the NFL is cracking down on headshots and dirty defensive tactics. The question I hear that always comes up is how can you regulate hits when hard tackles are such an inherent part of the game? Have you seen the YouTube video of his mother? Heart-breaking.


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