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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 -- Cops Investigating Shooting Involving NFL Star

Junior Seau
Cops Investigating Shooting Involving NFL Star

TMZ has confirmed ... Junior Seau is dead. Cops suspect suicide.Cops in Oceanside, CA are investigating a possible shooting involving former NFL star Junior Seau ... law enforcement sources tell… READ MORE >

Junior Seau Beats the Odds, Heads to Vegas

Junior Seau Beats the Odds, Heads to Vegas

After not having criminal charges filed for alleged battery and cheating death by walking away after driving his car off a cliff last month, NFL legend Junior Seau was spotted with a mystery… READ MORE >

- 1381 days ago
Junior Seau Domestic Violence Police Report

Junior Seau
Domestic Violence Police Report

Junior Seau's girlfriend told cops the former NFL linebacker grabbed her by the arm and shoved her into a wall ... this according to the police report just obtained by TMZ.The girlfriend told… READ MORE >

- 1395 days ago
Junior Seau -- No Criminal Charges for Alleged Battery

Junior Seau
No Criminal Charges for Alleged Battery

The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office has decided they will not file criminal charges against retired NFL great Junior Seau over an incident with his 25-year-old girlfriend earlier… READ MORE >

- 1401 days ago
Junior Seau Case Goes to the D.A.

Junior Seau
Case Goes to the D.A.

Junior Seau's alleged domestic violence case is now in the hands of the District Attorney ... TMZ has learned.The San Diego County District Attorney's Office says the Oceanside Police Department… READ MORE >

- 1401 days ago
Junior Seau -- Released from Hospital

Junior Seau
Released from Hospital

Junior Seau has just been released from a San Diego hospital ... after driving his SUV off a cliff yesterday ... TMZ has learned. The retired NFL superstar was admitted to Scripps La Jolla… READ MORE >

- 1404 days ago
TMZ Live: Seau, Lohan, and Steven Slater

TMZ Live: Seau, Lohan, and Steven Slater

We took your questions today on everything -- including Junior Seau being released from the hospital, Steven Slater pleading guilty, and Linday Lohan's probation violation hearing. Plus: Magic… READ MORE >

- 1404 days ago
Junior Seau -- I Wasn't Trying to Kill Myself

Junior Seau
I Wasn't Trying to Kill Myself

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. Law enforcement… READ MORE >

- 1405 days ago
Junior Seau Drives SUV Off a Cliff, Survives

Junior Seau
Drives SUV Off a Cliff, Survives

Junior Seau drove his SUV off a cliff in Carlsbad, CA this morning -- and survived -- this according to law enforcement. We're told the retired NFL superstar sustained injuries in the wreck --… READ MORE >

- 1405 days ago
Seau Accused of Hitting 25-Year-Old Girlfriend

Junior Seau
Accused of Hitting 25-Year-Old Girlfriend

Junior Seau's alleged victim -- his 25-year-old girlfriend -- claims the former NFL star assaulted her during a verbal argument at Junior's home late last night ... this according to the Oceanside… READ MORE >

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