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Seau's '94 Chargers Teammate

'We Might Be Cursed'

5/4/2012 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The supposed "curse" of the 1994 San Diego Chargers has at least one member of the team concerned for his own life ... after Junior Seau became the 8th player from the squad to die.

TMZ spoke with former Chargers nose guard Reuben Davis -- who played for the Bolts from '94 to '99.

When we asked about the curse, Davis couldn't have been more blunt -- "It's kind of like a Final Destination movie ... I feel we might be cursed and it's scary."

The 1994 Chargers had an amazing season -- winning the AFC playing in the Super Bowl ... only to lose to the 49ers. Since the loss, 8 members of the team have died under the age of 45.

"Ever since then it has been downhill," Reuben says ... adding, "At the end we didn't win the Super Bowl and now this, it's just scary and I have no answer."

But, Reuben thinks the surviving members of the team can break the curse if they stick together ... telling us, "Every year the Chargers have an alumni weekend ... maybe we need to reach out to the remaining players and all agree to get together as a group."

"It's just scary."

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Cartman    

I'm not sure suicides fall under the category of a curse.

721 days ago
2.

hmmmm    

oh please....he was depressed .....then BANG

721 days ago
3.

Bridget    

Whenever there is a higher then normal amount of bad things that happen with anything, people say curse.


Unless another team member gets hit by lightning (god forbid) or something, I highly doubt there is a curse.

721 days ago
4.

uma    

Reuben Davis, you lost the Super Bowl because you were a lousy team; you met your match and lost the games period. As far as 8 team members of your team dying, look back at all the dangerous Steroids you guys used to consume coupled with brain injuries you sustained over the course of five years; it's a miracle all of you aren’t dead by now.

721 days ago
5.

Meanie    

The drugs and doping that is ingested by pro sporters,... IS the factor here... no curse.

721 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Seriously? People die, daily. That Superbowl was a comedy of errors, something we've seen from them before, not a curse.

721 days ago
7.

parlayer    

Being black and all, some people might agree!

721 days ago
8.

God-Of-Lyf    

There's no such thing as a curse. We live a different way of life then our parents did and as a result a lot of people our age are not making it past the age of 45 hell, some not even to 35. Look at what we put into our bodies! And depression is just a way of life. We want everything yet don't want to work for it so we get depressed. We get in trouble with the law so we get depressed. a girl/guy breaks up with us and we get depressed. We spend too much money and we get depressed. There's a lot of crap we get depressed about but instead of doing what our parents did, we turn into little babies who cry out for attention. Get real. When my father got depressed he would work double shifts at the paper plant. He would turn to God for inspiration and strength. He would love my Mother/family More. He didn't sit around doing nothing feeling sorry for himself. People need to get real. Face it, the world we live in today is depressing compared to the way it used to be and it isn't going to get any better. Cause in the end nobody is gonna give a crap about you and your hurt/depressed feeling. Man up and live your life to the fullest and in the end you will live a long and wonderful life. Just Saying...

721 days ago
9.

m    

Reuben Davis, you lost the Super Bowl because you were a lousy team; you met your match and lost the games period. As far as 8 team members of your team dying, look back at all the dangerous Steroids you guys used to consume coupled with brain injuries you sustained over the course of five years; it's a miracle all of you aren’t dead by now.

721 days ago
10.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

No, you're not cursed, you just all might have been to 'ghetto' for your own safety and good, think about THAT brutha.

721 days ago
11.

Throwback kid    

The Chargers had the best looking throwback uniforms in the NFL in 1994, those Russell athletic Charger jerseys looked amazing. They had the option of wearing their throwback uniforms in the Super Bowl like the 49ers did, but instead the Chargers wore their boring regular uniforms, that's when the trouble started. Should have gone with those Lance Alworth era uniforms

721 days ago
12.

TunaGaming    

if all football players are as dumb as this guy its not surprise they're shooting themselves. What cosmic force in this universe would take the time out of its day to curse a football team that lost some game? This guy has way too big of an opinion on how cosmetically significant Football teams might be =D Friggin moron.

721 days ago
13.

KicksandGiggles    

Any excuse will do.

721 days ago
14.

Anonymous527496    

You guys got this story from Inside Edition. And I agree with Cartman; I don't think suicides are curse. A couple of the players killed themselves, it's not a curse.

720 days ago
15.

Deadpool    

Now this curse stuff is something I buy, because the whole city of San Diego is cursed if you ask me.

720 days ago
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