Jan 10, 2010; Foxboro, MA, USA; New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau (55) on the sideline during the second half of the 2010 AFC Wild Card playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-US PRESSWIRE

Breaking News: Junior Seau Dead At Age 43

I know this is an NBA blog, but at the end of the day, we are all human. And we all can learn from what depression may lead a person to do. And while we read a lot of about how NBA players go and lose their money, we hear too many stories of NFL players committing suicide after a grueling, physical career in a violent sport. It is our job, as a human race, to support others, no matter what team or sport they play for.

Junior Seau was a Hall of Famer to be, line-backer who was respected by peers, foes and fans. After playing 20 years, mostly playing for the San Diego Chargers, Seau finally retired in 2009 and was said to want a quiet life after the NFL.

But in 2010, he drove his car off  a cliff after he was arrested for suspicion of assaulting his then girlfriend. No charges were filed and the police reported that Seau had fallen asleep at the wheel.

He was found in his home, with a gun-shot wound through the chest, by his house keeper.

My thoughts and prayers are with the Seau family as well as other players who may be suffering from some traumatic effect from all the pounding and hitting they take in and day out.

Seau was just 43.



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