After early reports of a shooting at his Oceanside, CA residence, it has been confirmed that Former NFL linebacker Junior Seau has died.
According to TMZ:
We’re told Seau sent text messages to his ex-wife and 3 kids yesterday saying, “Love you.” We’re told they all responded and didn’t suspect anything was wrong. We’re told he last saw his kids 3 weeks ago.
Sources close to Seau tell us family members didn’t notice any signs of depression in recent weeks.
Authorities believe Seau took his own life.
If this is the case, and pending results of an autopsy, this tragic incident could lend weight to the argument that some former NFL players suffer lingering emotional and mental effects of their playing days.
Seau played 20 years in the NFL, most notably as a star for the San Diego Chargers. He ended his career as a New England Patriot.