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Junior Seau

Published: 1/19/2014
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Junior Seau: The Whole Story

Football great Junior Seau should be celebrating his 45th birthday this week and looking forward to years of enjoying his status as a living legend. He spent nearly 20 years in the NFL, earning dozens of honors before retiring after the 2009 season. Sadly, Seau took his own life in 2012, and an examination of his body revealed chronic brain damage that some doctors believe drove the former linebacker to suicide. The same type of brain damage has been found in other former NFL players, leading to concerns that the sport is endangering its players. Today, the debate over Seau, football and brain damage continues in the courts between the players and the league. The memory of Junior Seau has been a driving force for players and their families as they fight for better protections for players, and we remember his life today.

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