NFL's Junior Seau Dead

Standout linebacker victim of a shooting, possible suicide
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 2, 2012 1:26 PM CDT
NFL's Junior Seau Dead
Tom Brady and Junior Seau of the New England Patriots stand on the sideline on October 18, 2009 at Gillette Stadium. Seau has been reported dead.   (Getty Images)

NFL great Junior Seau has been found dead in his California home, and cops tell TMZ that they're investigating an apparent shooting, if not a suicide. The 43-year-old standout linebacker—a defensive force of nature with the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins, and New England Patriots—last made headlines for a 2010 domestic incident, after which he drove his vehicle off a cliff. Seau told police at the time that he fell asleep at the wheel and was not trying to kill himself. Sources tell TMZ that he earlier sent text messages to his three children and ex-wife saying, "Love you." (More Junior Seau stories.)

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