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Former NFL star Junior Seau dead in apparent suicide

Discussion in 'The OT' started by trdrjeff, May 2, 2012.

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    trdrjeff

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    Sad day in San Diego
     
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    SayWhat?

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    Who?
     
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    Jon J

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    Perhaps the OP could change the thread title to something more sensitive.
     
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    spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Or at least spell his name right. It's Junior.
     
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    sum_random_dork

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    Sad news, but can't say it's a shock being he had the "accident" in 2010 where he drove his car into the Pacific Ocean. Ironic it happens today when the NFL hands down punishements to the players involved with the Saints Bounty case. I remember idolizing him as a kid, he was "cool" played football, was a San Diego surfer, had his own clothing line. He seemed to have it all...
     
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    MysteryMan

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    Why? That's how the news media is headlining the story.
     
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    hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Even though not a Chargers, Dolphins, or Patriots Fan.

    Still....this goes well beyond any team thing.

    HORRIBLE news. Everything I've ever heard, read, or seen about this 20 year NFL great was that he was a 1st Class person first and one heck of a player second.

    Terrible loss.
     
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    trdrjeff

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    Lot's of speculation the chest infliction was to preserve his brain for concussion studies...
     
  10. JACKIEGAGA

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    Sad news. Wow!
     
  11. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Did you see the previous title? I don't think the media said he "offed" himself.
     
  12. Jon J

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    You obviously didn't see the original.
     
  13. Skyboss

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    That 1995 Super Bowl team is cursed. RIP Junior.


    Rodney Culver – Died the following offseason in the ValuJet crash in Florida May 1995
    David Griggs – Freak car accident in June of 1995
    Doug Miller – Struck by two bolts of lightning and died in July of 1998.
    Curtis Whitley – Found dead in May 2008, multiple concussions during career and insuing drug abuse.
    Chris Mimms – Cardiac arrest, enlarged heart October 2008.
    Shawn Lee – Complications of Diabetes, February 2011.
    Lew Bush – Heart Attack, December 2011.
    Junior Seau – Suicide. May 2, 2012
     
  14. MysteryMan

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    No, I didn't see that. My bad.
     
  15. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Wow.

    Didn't know all that context.

    Scary.
     
  16. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Yes, a sad loss, and what a player- for two decades!

    As to "sensitive" wording, does someone object to the cause of death being specified?

    I feel that it's healthy thing. We too often mince around difficult subjects with stupid euphemisms.
     
  17. spartanstew

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    Welcome to the thread, please read previous posts.
     
  18. hdtvfan0001

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    Fortunately, you missed the original description of the sad cause of death...not a tasteful terminology. It got updated thankfully.
     
  19. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    RIP Junior. Almost certainly CTE.
     
  20. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    For those who aren't familiar...

    http://www.bu.edu/cste/about/what-is-cte/

    CTE:
     

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