Yesterday Afternoon the NFL community all around the World and The San Diego Community were shocked to hear that One of the best to ever play the game, Junior Seau was found shot at his home in Oceanside, CA.
All of us knew Junior Seau as one of the best Linebackers to ever play in the NFL. He played majority of his NFL career for the San Diego Chargers, later on was traded to the Miami Dolphins for 3 seasons. After his 3rd season with the Dolphins Seau decided to retire, but 4 days after the announcement he decided to come back and signed with the New England Patriots. After the Patriots almost perfect season with their 1st loss coming in the Superbowl to the New York Giants, Seau in 2009 finally hung it all up and retired for good!
With more investigation continuing over the hours, it is now being said that Junior Seau took his own life. Who knows what it was all about but as most of us know he isn’t the first professional athlete to take their own life. According to ABC News, San Diego’s Chaplin Shawn Mitchell stated, that it was a “self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest this morning.”
Following his retirement Seau had a couple troubles, in the past 2 years he drove his car off of a cliff, hours after being released from jail following a violent arrest involving his 25 year old girlfriend at the time. Some suspected that was his first attempt at committing suicide, but Seau told officials that he fell asleep at the wheel.
Seau’s girlfriend made the 911 call at 9:45am yesterday morning, identifying herself as his girlfriend. When officials arrived on the scene they found the gun by Seau’s body but there was no suicide note. Later that afternoon there was a press conference held and Junior Seau’s mother said a few words. Very emotional, she stated “Take me, take me, leave my son, but it’s too late.”
Very emotional Video of Junior Seau’s Mother speaking about her Son!
Many former and current NFL players reflected and spoke on Junior Seau and the impact he had on not just them but the NFL community. But no player seemed to take it as tough and personal as Seau’s former teammate and current ESPN NFL Live analyst Marcelus Wiley.
ESPN was able to catch up with Gina Seau, Junior’s ex-wife and she mentioned about the concussions and injuries he sustained over his NFL Career, “Of course he had. He always bounced back and kept on playing, He’s a warrior. That didn’t stop him. I don’t know what football player hasn’t. It’s not ballet. It’s part of the game.”
Junior Seau left behind 3 wonderful children and an ex-wife that we were told, he text all 4 of them the night before saying “Love You” they all responded and weren’t worried or concerned because that was a regular thing he did!