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Junior Seau Autopsy

No Drugs, No Alcohol

in System

8/20/2012 2:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0820_junior_seau_articleJunior Seau was completely sober when he shot himself in the chest back in May ... and his cause of death has been ruled as a suicide ... this according to the San Diego medical examiner.

TMZ obtained the autopsy report, filed by Deputy Medical Examiner Craig Nelson ... which shows Seau died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest from a .357 caliber revolver on May 2, 2012.

The report also shows "No alcohol, common drugs of abuse, or other medications were detected."

However, a small amount of Zolpidem (aka ambien) and Naproxen (an anti-inflammatory) were detected ... but the M.E. says test results were "consistent with therapeutic use." 

The report notes that Seau's brain tissue was sent to the National Institutes of Health at the request of his family.

According to the report, Junior did not leave a suicide note.

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16.

Honeys Booboo    

Dude needed to get LAID.

791 days ago
17.

RomneyIsACurse    

I know a tox screen isn't the most simple thing. But why so long?

791 days ago
18.

Harlin's Garage    

All the announcers were pissing me the hell off talking about head injuries from football causing him to take his own life.. Man prob. had demons and just an overall case of the screw its... Hell, I get the "Sunday Night Sweats" myself not wanting to get up Monday morning and run a wreck or tow a few....

791 days ago
19.

kitnplayn    

It is wrong to report this death as a suicide, when that is not absolutely conclusive. It could have been a gun accident.

791 days ago
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