Junior Seau

FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2007, file photo, New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau (55) reacts after a defensive play during a football game against the Miami Dolphins in Foxborough, Mass. Super Bowl-winning quarterback Kurt Warner and linebacker Junior Seau are among 15 first-year eligible modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also nominated for the class of 2015 in their first year of eligibility are receivers Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt, tackle Orlando Pace, and placekicker Jason Elam.  (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Warner, Seau among 113 Hall nominees

Super Bowl-winning quarterback Kurt Warner and linebacker Junior Seau are among 15 first-year eligible modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also nominated for the class of 2015 in their first year […]

09/16/2014

FILE - This July 28, 2007 file photo shows New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau smiling during NFL football training camp in Foxborough, Mass. The family of Junior Seau has opted out of the proposed NFL settlement with former players over concussion-related injuries. The family will continue its wrongful death lawsuit against the league. Seau, a star linebacker for 20 seasons who made 11 Pro Bowls, committed suicide in 2012. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

Seau’s family opts out of proposed NFL settlement

NEW YORK (AP) — The family of Junior Seau has opted out of a proposed NFL legal settlement with former players over concussion-related injuries. The family will continue its wrongful death lawsuit against the league. […]

09/03/2014

Former NFL player Kevin Turner, left, suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease. Former players Dorsey Levens, center, and Bill Bergey listen during a a news conference in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Mixed emotions from NFL players on settlement

NEW YORK (AP) — The hundreds of millions of dollars the NFL is ready to pay former players sounds great, until you stretch it out over 20 years and divide it among thousands of people. […]

08/31/2013

Oct. 7, 2007 photo of New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau.  (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

NFL to pay $765M to settle concussion lawsuits

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL has agreed to spend close to $800 million to diagnose and compensate potentially thousands of retired players who develop dementia and other brain disorders they blame on the violent, bone-crunching […]

08/29/2013

Junior Seau

Seau’s family sues NFL over brain injuries

(AP) — The family of Junior Seau has sued the NFL, claiming the former linebacker’s suicide was the result of brain disease caused by violent hits he sustained while playing football.

01/23/2013

Junior Seau

Researchers: NFL’s Seau had a brain disease

(AP) — When he ended his life last year by shooting himself in the chest, Junior Seau had a degenerative brain disease often linked with repeated blows to the head.

01/10/2013

Burglar breaks into Junior Seau's home

(AP) – Police say a thief burglarized the garage of Junior Seau’s Oceanside home days after the former NFL star’s suicide. A burglar crawled through a doggy door into Seau’s garage at about 2 p.m. […]

05/16/2012

Chaplain: Seau's brain to be donated for research

(AP) – The family of former NFL star Junior Seau will donate his brain for research into repetitive head injuries. San Diego Chargers chaplain Shawn Mitchell says the family made the decision Thursday. Seau, a […]

05/04/2012

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