4 May 2012 /REUTERS
Football great Junior Seau’s family is considering having his brain studied for evidence of football-related injuries after the retired linebacker killed himself at his California beach front home, the family’s pastor said.
Seau, a 12-time Pro Bowl (all-star game) selection who played for 20 years in the National Football League, was found unconscious at his home by his girlfriend on Wednesday with a gunshot wound to the chest and a revolver nearby, police said. An autopsy conducted by the San Diego Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Seau killed himself. But the coroner’s office was awaiting family permission for outside researchers to examine the brain of the longtime San Diego Chargers star for damage from repeated head injuries.