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Junior Seau

Family to Attend Tribute

at Chargers Home Opener

9/6/2012 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The San Diego Chargers will honor the memory of fallen NFL superstar Junior Seau during their home opener on Sunday Sept. 16 ... and TMZ has learned his entire family will be on hand to witness the ceremony.

A rep for the Chargers tells us ... Junior's mother, father, ex-wife, 4 children and other family members will be the guests of honor during a pre-game ceremony dedicated to Seau ... the greatest Chargers linebacker of all-time.

We're told the team will officially retire Junior's #55 jersey during the ceremony ... and the family will be presented with a special "surprise gift" from the organization.

The team will also debut the special #55 helmet sticker, which each Chargers player will wear during the game.

As we previously reported, Junior Seau was found dead in his San Diego home on May 2nd from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.

He was 43 years old.


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Gee, I wonder who they're playing. Guess I have to go to another website to complete this story.

713 days ago


I'm sorry...the selfish SOB kills himself, without any regard for the people he left behind to deal with the aftermath, and he gets a tribute...I don't think so! I don't give a rats @ss what he did for who in the organization or charity...it was all PR, at the end of the day it's all in the morals...Suicide is what he did to his family, and his friends, with utter disregard for anyone who loved him! His number is a big fat ZERO, he is not a hero! Not a number to retire, nothing to memorialize here...life goes on and that is the legacy he left for his memory to his family and his friends...period

713 days ago

Miriam L. Wright    

Hmmmm...as a lifetime O'side resident I think the tribute is nice. But wasn't his jersey retired at the celebration of life?

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