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  NFL | Junior Seau had a brain disease     Thu Jan 10, 08:13 AM

Former NFL LB Junior Seau had a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last May. Results of a study of Seau's brain revealed abnormalities consistent with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

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  NFL | Junior Seau's autopsy released    Mon Aug 20, 07:29 PM

An autopsy done on former NFL LB Junior Seau revealed that Seau did not have any alcohol or illegal drugs in his system when he decided to commit suicide in May.

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  NFL | Junior Seau's home burglarized     Wed May 16, 07:55 AM

The home of former NFL LB Junior Seau was burglarized last week, only five days after he committed suicide inside the house, according to police. The thief went through the cabinets before stealing a bicycle worth around $500 that was the property of a friend of Seau.

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  Chargers | To retire Junior Seau's number    Sat May 12, 07:53 AM

The San Diego Chargers announced late Friday, May 11, that they will retire former LB Junior Seau's No. 55 jersey in a halftime ceremony during the team's home opener Sept. 16.

Footballguys view: Good to know that nobody will wear 55 for the Chargers ever again.

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  NFL | Former teammate estimates Junior Seau had 1,500 concussions    Fri May 4, 09:28 AM

Former NFL MLB Gary Plummer said he thinks the late LB Junior Seau had probably 1,500 concussions in his career. 'In the 1990s, I did a concussion seminar. They said a Grade 3 concussion meant you were knocked out, and a Grade 1 meant you were seeing stars after a hit, which made me burst out in laughter,' Plummer said. 'As a middle linebacker in the NFL, if you don't have five of these (Grade 1 effects) each game, you were inactive the next game. Junior played for 20 years. That's five concussions a game, easily. How many in his career then? That's over 1,500 concussions. I know that's startling, but I know it's true. I had over 1,000 in my 15 years. I felt the effects of it. I felt depression going on throughout my divorce. Junior went through it with his divorce.'

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  NFL | Junior Seau was not battling depression    Thu May 3, 10:41 AM

Former NFL LB Junior Seau reportedly never complained about concussion-related medical problems and didn't appear to be suffering from depression.

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  NFL | Researchers request Junior Seau's brain     Thu May 3, 10:18 AM

Researchers in Boston studying deceased players' brains for evidence of trauma are attempting to obtain former NFL LB Junior Seau's.

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  NFL | Police probing Junior Seau death as suicide     Thu May 3, 07:55 AM

Updating a previous item, police are investigating the possibility that former NFL LB Junior Seau's death was a suicide. Police said no suicide note was found and they didn't immediately know to whom the gun was registered. Seau's ex-wife, Gina, said that he texted her and each of their three children separate messages: 'I love you.'

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  NFL | Junior Seau found dead    Wed May 2, 02:31 PM

Former NFL LB Junior Seau was found dead in his house Wednesday, May 2, from a gunshot wound to his chest. It is believed Seau may have committed suicide.

Footballguys view: Thoughts and prayers go out to Seau's family during this tragic time.

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  NFL | Junior Seau hospitalized after accident    Mon Oct 18, 02:05 PM

Updating a previous report, former NFL LB Junior Seau was hospitalized Monday, Oct. 18, after his SUV fell off a cliff and fell down around 30 feet, reports Debbi Baker, of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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  NFL | Junior Seau arrested Monday    Mon Oct 18, 01:33 PM

Former NFL LB Junior Seau was arrested Monday, Oct. 18, on suspicion of domestic violence, sources told TMZ.com.

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  Patriots | Seau believes he will stay retired    Tue Feb 2, 04:11 PM

Adam Kilgore, of the Boston Globe, reports retired LB Junior Seau said he does not think he will return to play for a team next season. Seau has not filed his retirement papers with the NFL yet.

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  Patriots | Seau says he is retiring    Wed Jan 13, 05:38 PM

Tim Graham, of ESPN.com, reports New England Patriots LB Junior Seau said on Showtime's Inside the NFL that he is retiring from the NFL.

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  Patriots | Week 12 Inactives    Mon Nov 30, 07:33 PM

The New England Patriots have declared RB Fred Taylor, WR Julian Edelman, LB Junior Seau, CB Kyle Arrington, OG Richard Ohrnberger, DL Ron Brace, OT Sebastian Vollmer, CB Shawn Springs inactive for Week 12.

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  Patriots | 13 held out Thursday    Thu Oct 29, 02:21 PM

Mike Reiss, of ESPNBoston.com, reports New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (forearm), RB Fred Taylor (ankle), CB Shawn Springs (knee), RB Sammy Morris (knee), RB Laurence Maroney (rest), LB Jerod Mayo (rest), LB Junior Seau (rest), OT Matt Light (knee), DL Vince Wilfork (rest), WR Randy Moss (shoulder), DL Myron Pryor (rest), DL Ty Warren (ankle) and DL Jarvis Green (rest) were all held out of practice Thursday, Oct. 29.

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  Patriots | Seau officially signs    Wed Oct 14, 10:29 AM

Patriots.com reports the New England Patriots signed free-agent LB Junior Seau (Patriots) Wednesday, Oct. 14. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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  Patriots | Seau signs    Tue Oct 13, 12:31 PM

ESPN.com reports the New England Patriots have signed free-agent LB Junior Seau (Patriots), according to a news release from Versus. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 'I'm very fortunate and honored to be involved with two class organizations - the New England Patriots and Versus,' Seau said in the statement. 'I want to thank the management of both for making my return to the NFL with the New England Patriots a reality.'

Footballguys view: Seau is done being a rodeo clown, and now instead of taking on bulls he will go head to head against offensive linemen. He had wanted to return with 6 games left in the regular season, so he's back a bit sooner than he had anticipated. We'll see if the old man can hold up to the grind of the NFL season at such an advanced age.

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  Patriots | Galloway inactive again Week 5    Mon Oct 12, 11:13 AM

Ian R. Rapoport, of the Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots WR Joey Galloway was not active for the second consecutive game in Week 5. Galloway could be in jeopardy of being released if the team signs free-agent LB Junior Seau (Patriots) this week.

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  Patriots | Seau to sign next week    Wed Oct 7, 12:12 PM

Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports the New England Patriots will sign free-agent LB Junior Seau (Patriots) next week.

Footballguys view: This move is not a shock to anyone that follows the NFL. Seau is done being a rodeo clown (for now) and has decided to take on offensive linemen instead of 2,000 lbs of nasty aka bulls. According to Schefter the Pats are waiting one more week because Seau would not be active this week for the game against the Broncos.

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  Patriots | Seau tries out for team    Tue Oct 6, 07:32 PM

Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the New England Patriots worked out free-agent LB Junior Seau (Patriots) Tuesday, Oct. 6, according to a league source.

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  Patriots | Expected to sign Seau this week    Mon Oct 5, 12:25 AM

Adam Schefter, of ESPN.com, reports the New England Patriots are expected to sign free-agent LB Junior Seau (Patriots) this week.

Footballguys view: Derrick Brooks return to the NFL can't be far behind.

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  Patriots | Seau says he'd 'answer the call' from the Patriots    Sat Oct 3, 02:21 PM

Christopher L. Gasper, from the Boston Globe, reports former Patriots linebacker Junior Seau was in town last week to film an episode of his new Versus series ''Sports Jobs with Junior Seau,'' which debuts Dec. 2. When asked about a possible return to football Seau said, "The Pats are the team I'll answer a call for and the only team. The reason being is the relationship between [Bill] Belichick and I. Belichick if he does call, he doesn't call anyone without having a plan, and for me I believe in what he does, that's No. 1. No. 2, I know the system, so if I'm ever going to stick my neck out there in the gridiron I know that I have to have a chance to succeed, not only for myself but for the team and for the city."

Footballguys view: Now that he's done getting run over by bulls, Junior Seau is looking to clobber running backs once again. He's stated earlier this year that he'd have about 6 games left in him, so we'll see if the Patriots give him a call as the regular season draws to a close.

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  Patriots | Seau run over by a bull...no really    Tue Sep 29, 06:26 PM

ProFootballTalk.com reports that former Chargers, Dolphins, and Patriots linebacker Junior Seau was run over by a bull. It happened at a Professional Bull Rider's event in Ontario, Canada. Junior wasn't seriously injured, and even got up laughing after the incident.

Footballguys view: Seau may return to the field for the Patriots as we near the end of the season, and we hope his teammates give him grief about his rodeo clown impersonation.

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  Patriots | Have not reached out to Seau    Fri Sep 18, 09:34 AM

Christopher L. Gasper, of The Boston Globe, reports free-agent LB Junior Seau (Patriots) said during an interview with SIRIUS satellite radio that the New England Patriots have yet to contact him in the wake of the injury to LB Jerod Mayo (knee).

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  Patriots | Seau only interested in joining team near end of season    Thu Sep 17, 11:25 AM

Ian Rapoport, of the Boston Herald, reports unrestricted free-agent LB Junior Seau (Patriots) said he only consider joining the New England Patriots in December or January because he believes he would be more helpful at the end of the season than at the beginning.

Footballguys view: We applaude Seau for his honesty here. Because of that we may not see him at the end of the year because Jerod Mayo should be back in time for a playoff push in New England.

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  Patriots | Seau would consider comeback    Tue Sep 8, 06:14 PM

The Associated Press reports unrestricted free-agent LB Junior Seau (Patriots) said he would consider a comeback if the New England Patriots wanted to sign him this season. Seau said he would only sign with the Patriots and is willing to play up to six games.

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  NFL | Seau to make comeback?    Mon Jul 6, 12:54 PM

SportsRadioInterviews.com reports free-agent LB Junior Seau (Patriots) said during a radio interview that he is unsure about his status for the 2009 season. Seau said he is currently retired, but that could change later in the season. 'I'll definitely look at it at the end of October or November. Let's put it that way,' Seau said.

Footballguys view: If he can get paid and experience the rush of being part of an NFL season and team once again without the rigors of training camp, a warrior like Seau would find that hard to pass up.

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