Suicide, and I'm only assuming that is what happened here. Sounds like that is the case and it's just shocking. It wreaks such total havoc in most cases on those left behind trying to pick up the pieces. I coached a little league ball club that had two brothers on it. Ages 12 and 13. Their dad was a local bank president and a highly thought of and respected member of the community. His name was Larry and he would often come out and observe practices. Unlike some parents he was not a total pain in the ass about where his boys played and how much. Every sense I got was that he was a bright, articulate man and a loving parent. I liked him. His wife worked in the library at my high school and was a nice lady. Anyway, one day Larry left the bank and lunch time and went home for lunch presumably. He proceeded to get a loaded hand gun, nobody even knew he had, and drove a couple miles out of town and parked his car and walked a short distance into a field and shot himself in the head. The devastation and grief from that poor family was beyond description. Those boys went into a shell for many, many months. The wife much the same and she never remarried. If those contemplating such an act could only see the ultimate consequences they might reconsider. It's usually a permanent solution to a temporary problem. But in the case of these former NFL players who have had years of violent collisions who can truly know what is going on in their heads. Just so, so sad. For all concerned. God bless that poor family.
How can I be " all washed up" if I'm so damn dirty?
Im a life long San Diegan and have followed Junior since i was a kid... He made me a Chargers fan, he made the game exciting for all of us to watch... Ill never forget junior jumping the snap count and blitzing right up the gut, and slamming the opposing qb to the ground, getting up and throwin a furious bolt dance for all us fans to get pumped up...
In a bitter sweet moment for me as a Chargers fan, Ill also never forget 2007, playing the Patriots in the AFC champ game.. Bolts just could not get in the endzone, kicking field goals all day. Late in the game we had another goal line opportunity, and on 3rd down, from inside the five, here came junior, jumping the damn snap count and hammering Michael Turner (LT was injured) behind the line of scrimmage for an ever so important goal line stop, and we kicked a fourth field goal. In my head, i knew, THAT was vintage Junior. Ill always love the player that was, JUNIOR SEAU.... RIP
Good post Spartan. Terrible loss. Seau was the greatest Chargers defensive player of all time.