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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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CriticAl    

I just saw a witness on TV imply that he accelerated towards the cliff before going over, so I'm going with suicide attempt.

1374 days ago
32.

dd    

#8 u are as bad as #2..Mexicans don't rob, rape, and kill...please what island do you live on?

1374 days ago
33.

dd    

Thanks for deleting the racist comments TMZ, FINALLY! now just get rid of spam ads.

1374 days ago
34.

beau     

Bet he said "oh ****"before he went over....idiot!!!!

1374 days ago
35.

San Diegan    

Who is his girlfriend??? Why don't we have any info on her????

1374 days ago
36.

Lynn M    

I just saw a witness on TV imply that he accelerated towards the cliff before going over, so I'm going with suicide attempt.

Posted at 4:34 PM on Oct 18, 2010 by CriticAl

If he fell asleep, he could have also accelerated. I'm willing to cut him a break. It was late.Besides, the cliff runs all along the road. There is a reason for the no parking sign in the picture. The road narrows slightly as it goes across a culvert just south of this site. It is also often misty/foggy in this stretch at night. The drop off is just a couple of feet from the edge of the road where he went over. The ocean can come up to the base of the cliff during a very high tide. Driven past the area many times.

1374 days ago
37.

sg    

he lost alot of money when he owned ruby tuesdays in temecula, ca. which failed and closed, and of course his right hand woman bette hoffman and jr. put the blame on the management. So they reopen the rest. under his name seaus and they are still losing a ton of money, so he and she will be looking for someone else to blame except them selves. so now you know why he flipped out. bad investments and keep listening to bette got him here

1373 days ago
38.

cbadmum    

I've met the guy a couple of times. He's a douchebag. Highly respected around here...so is his family. Still...he's a douchebag. They just inducted him into the Oceanside High School Hall Of Fame...what a great role model, eh? BTW...someone said Carlsbad would put anyone to sleep...I love it here! No we don't get a lot of news but that's why all the idiots from LA come down here to get away from that hell hole!

1373 days ago
39.

kingdon    

SHUT THE **** UP YOU STUPID ****S YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE **** YOU'RE TALKING! JUNIOR SEAU HAS MORE **** GOING FOR HIM THAN ANY OF YOU ****ERS COULD EVER HAVE IN YOUR WHOLE ****ING LAME ASS LIFETIMES GET A ****ING LIFE!!!! YOU ****ERS!!!!

1373 days ago
40.

Jomica Man    

Sounds as though Junior has some major issues going on in his confused head. Stepping away from the limelight of pro football career takes some serious ego adjustments for those that may have had far too much to begin with. Hopefully he isn't taking steroids to maintain a physique to relive his glory days. If he is, this could explain his recent violence towards his girlfriend. Or perhaps, as mentioned by those that know of him in some of the postings, is the penchant of his to be a micro managing control freak in all aspects of anybody surrounding him. Suicide, possibly not, just a jackass attention grabbing stunt to get the much needed and desired ego boosting attention.

1373 days ago
41.

Eve    

How long will it be before TMZ starts following his girlfriend around, reporting if she ever had an abusive relationship before and how many people are supporting her against the rich guy. If there are children, why not give him unsupervised access?

1373 days ago
42.

e33    

going 70 off a cliff and sleeping? ok....

clear suicide attempt while he was raging. try torrey pines next time you jagoff! Go to the glider port and 'fly'

1373 days ago
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George McCasland    

Perhaps Seau drove it off the cliff because he's actually the abuse victim, but as usual, male police officers arrest the man. Almost half of DV victims are men, regardless of their size, because the women know they can get away with it. An example is in a 2005 COPS episode. Two male San Antonio (TX) officers on a domestic violence call find a man sitting outside the house, claiming he never even went inside. Going inside, they found an upset woman with hand shaped bruises on her neck and arms. However, an arriving female officer noted the bruises were the size of the woman’s own hands. The neighbors told her that the woman was the abusive one. They didn't arrest the man, but told him he could still be charged under the mandatory arrest law. In Seau's case, she had minor bruises, not something a large man would leave. It’s common when it’s a male victim that he is arrested, as it was with this sheriff deputy.
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1373 days ago
44.

ufo120712    

Obama says this is all Bush's fault.

1361 days ago
45.

Babydoll0630    

YA, RIGHT!! You're dead now, from SUICIDE!

811 days ago
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