OCEANSIDE (CBS) — NFL and USC Trojan Junior Seau was found dead Wednesday morning in his Oceanside home from an apparent suicide.
Seau’s girlfriend discovered the body of the 43-year-old NFL standout around 10 a.m. in a bedroom, Oceanside Police Chief Frank McCoy said.
Paramedics attempted to revive Seau, but they were unsuccessful. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest, according to McCoy . A handgun was recovered from the home.
Police are investigating Seau’s death as a suicide.
Two years ago Junior Seau drove his car off a cliff in California. He claimed to have fallen asleep at the wheel, but the whole incident seemed awful sketchy to me. Now this.
I’m sure this will be tied to Seau’s NFL career and blamed at least in part on concussions.
Seau was a great player in the NFL for a long time. He made millions of dollars both on and off the field.
You gotta wonder what could possibly drive a person who had a life filled with so much adulation and success to suicide.