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Junior Seau

I Wasn't Trying to Kill Myself

10/18/2010 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Junior Seau told police that he wasn't trying to commit suicide when he drove off a cliff in Carlsbad, CA early this morning -- insisting that he simply fell asleep at the wheel.

Junior Seau

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Seau told police that he simply nodded off in the driver's seat of his Cadillac Escalade in the hours after his arrest for allegedly attacking his 25-year-old girlfriend -- and never intended to drive off the cliff.

We're told Seau showed no outward signs of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs ... but a blood test was taken shortly after the incident and results are expected back some time in the next 6 weeks.

The accident is still under investigation.

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16.

Lynn M    

Mexico is quite a drive from this point. This is in Northern San Diego County and a long way from the border. Also, one would certainly not take the PCH to Mexico. Too many lights, lol. The I-5 is much quicker.

1435 days ago
17.

Ryan    

Throwback kid said:

"Wow, one year out of football and he's already starting to unravel. First he is 41 and has a 25 year old girlfriend who he probaly has nothing in common with, she just helps him boost that fragile ego of his now that the cheering has stopped and he has to live the rest of his life as an EX player, which is hard for stars to do."

And, he just helps her boost her bank account...

1435 days ago
18.

Carl    

That cliff wasn't high enough to reliably kill yourself. So he probably wasn't trying to do that. If he wanted to do that there are tons of other oceanside and mountain cliffs all over California.

1435 days ago
19.

Kent    

Six weeks to get the results of a simple blood test?? Sounds like some fancy lawyering to me.

1435 days ago
20.

Simone    

How nice it must be to be able judge someone you've never met by reading a few paragraphs.

1435 days ago
21.

Throwback kid    

#19 Ryan, you are also correct! The using goes both ways. Seau is no longer the star NFL player but it helps his ego that he can have a 25 year old girlfiend to show off and help pump up his ego. Most players suffer depression because they are no longer who they used to be.

And the 25 year old girl likes his fame, status and money. If Seau had a 9 to 5 job with a regular salary, would a 25 year old ever take a second look at him?

1435 days ago
22.

tlm    

I guess beating your gf takes alot of a person so he fell asleep at the wheel.

1435 days ago
23.

6one9    

That's what men say `` when killing them self `` FAILS!!!! Junior is nothing ``but a BIG OLE P-U-S-S-Y!! Get help `` loser!!

1435 days ago
24.

CutTheCrap    

21, he's a retired football player. Played a long time in the NFL. Around 16 seasons I would say. He's like a borderline Hall of Famer, in my opinion anyway, but if this hadn't happened, nobody would care. Seau isn't a memorable all time great player, so when he retired, he just vanished. The vast majority of professional althletes do.

He vanished back to his hometown of Oceanside Ca. He went off the cliff here in Carlsbad right up the street from me! OH AND # 2 Seau is Samoan ya big ninny!!

1435 days ago
25.

Ha-HA!!!!    

"Slapaho tribe"..... i'm still laffin' at that !!!

1435 days ago
26.

sharlie     

ya its happening all over the place with some people , its that darn depression statis thing, i know that its a scary weary thing too, and its not cool at all, children women and men get it too, you know, and yup it can sneak up on any one , they call it the bad omen.

1435 days ago
27.

RMG    

Thanks #3 and #5 for correcting the ignorance of #2. Why do people continue to speak about things that they no nothing about? "He's a Mexican...ditto...what an idiot." Do your research and speak intelligently before you post such ignorance.

1435 days ago
28.

b    

2 your stupid as **** .lol

1435 days ago
29.

matt    

If probably just wanted to play with the Dolphins again..

1435 days ago
30.

tom     

#2 - you should drive off a cliff. Ignorant roach!

1435 days ago
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