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Junior Seau

Tiaina Baul "Junior" Seau Jr. ( /ˈseɪ.aʊ/; January 19, 1969 – May 2, 2012) was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) who became a San Diego sports icon. Known for his passionate playing style, he was a 10-time All-Pro, 12-time Pro Bowl selection, and named to the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team. Of Samoan descent, Seau played college football at the University of Southern California. He was taken by the San Diego Chargers as the fifth overall pick of the 1990 NFL Draft. Seau starred for 13 seasons for the Chargers before being traded to the Miami Dolphins, where he spent three years before four final ones with the New England Patriots. Seau retired from pro football in 2010. A standout on San Diego's only Super Bowl team, he was later inducted into the Chargers Hall of Fame and the team retired his number 55. Seau committed suicide with a gun shot wound to the chest in 2012 at the age of 43. Tiaina Baul Seau Jr. was born January 19, 1969, in San Diego, California, the fifth child of Tiaina Seau, Sr., and Luisa Mauga Seau of Aunu'u, American Samoa. Tiaina Sr.'s grandfather was a village chief in Pago Pago. Tiaina Sr. worked at a rubber factory and was a school custodian, and

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Junior Seau's Family Sues NFL Over Brain Injuries

Junior Seau's Family
Sues NFL Over Brain Injuries

Junior Seau's family has filed a lawsuit against the NFL over brain injuries the Chargers legend sustained during his career -- injuries they claim caused him to kill himself.The family filed the… READ MORE >

Junior Seau -- NFL Star Had Brain Disease from Hits to Head

Junior Seau
NFL Star Had Brain Disease from Hits to Head

Junior Seau was living with a degenerative brain disease caused by the brutal shots to the head he took during his NFL career, this according to a new study ... and Seau's family believes the… READ MORE >

- 597 days ago
Junior Seau -- Chargers Retire Jersey No. 55 During Emotional Tribute

Junior Seau
Chargers Retire No. 55 During Emotional Tribute

The San Diego Chargers honored the memory of Junior Seau today before their home opener against the Tennessee Titans and officially retired the NFL superstar's jersey -- No. 55. Seau's parents… READ MORE >

- 713 days ago
Junior Seau -- Family to Attend Special Tribute at Chargers Home Opener

Junior Seau
Family to Attend Tribute at Chargers Home Opener

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… READ MORE >

- 723 days ago
Junior Seau Autopsy -- No Drugs, No Alcohol in System

Junior Seau Autopsy
No Drugs, No Alcohol in System

Junior 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… READ MORE >

- 740 days ago
Junior Seau -- Death House for Sale

Junior Seau
Death House for Sale

The San Diego house in which NFL legend Junior Seau killed himself has been put up for sale.The 2,200 sq. ft. beachfront property was listed yesterday for $2.3 million. It has 3 bedrooms and 2.5… READ MORE >

- 766 days ago
Junior Seau Memorial -- Casket Hits the Road

Junior Seau Memorial
Casket Hits the Road

Junior Seau's private memorial -- attended by close friends, family, and former teammates -- is now over ... and the NFL legend's casket is currently en route to a San Diego cemetery for burial.As… READ MORE >

- 841 days ago
Junior Seau Memorial -- WWE Legend Bill Goldberg Arrives

Junior Seau
WWE Legend Goldberg Arrives at Memorial

WWE star Bill Goldberg just showed up to Junior Seau's memorial in Oceanside, CA ... showing signs of encouragement.On his way in, Bill told us, "Nobody will ever understand the positive… READ MORE >

- 841 days ago
Junior Seau Fans -- 'Paddle Out' to Honor Him

Junior Seau Fans
'Paddle Out' to Honor Him

Junior Seau was honored today when more than 1,000 people "paddled out" in the ocean to pay their respects to the NFL legend. The water-based memorial took place in Oceanside, CA this afternoon --… READ MORE >

- 846 days ago
Rick Fox: The Real World Was Too Much for Junior Seau

Rick Fox
The Real World Was Too Much For Junior Seau

Junior Seau fell victim to a problem encountered by many former pro athletes -- post-career depression -- this according to former pro athlete-turned-actor Rick Fox.Fox tells TMZ, retiring from a… READ MORE >

- 847 days ago

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