Tragic Deaths in Sports

Junior Seau
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Junior Seau

May 2, 2012

Junior Seau, a decorated 20-year NFL linebacker who retired in 2010, was pronounced dead in his Oceanside, Calif., home on May 2, in what police were calling an apparent suicide. His girlfriend discovered his body in bed that morning after she returned from the gym. Seau, who played for his hometown San Diego Chargers and the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots, was voted to a Chargers-record 12 straight Pro Bowls and was an All-Pro six times.

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