Repeated concussions in sports are also being shown to lead to higher suicide rates in athletes, and it would behoove us to look more closely at these suicides, as well. Unfortunately, as the following recent article shows, we are only beginning to scratch the surface in our knowledge concerning CTE...
Former All-Pro Linebacker Junior Seau is Dead
by Neal Coolong on May 2, 2012 3:10 PM EDT in NFL News
Junior Seau, former linebacker for the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots, was found shot dead in his San Diego home, 10News in San Diego is reporting.
According to the news channel, a neighbor told police Seau shot himself, allegedly, after police were responding to activity inside the home. TMZ is reporting Seau died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.
It isn’t clear at this time what led to the incident, but domestic trouble isn’t new for the likely Hall of Fame linebacker. Seau and his wife had reported problems in 2010, when he drove his vehicle off a cliff after an arrest stemming from a domestic violence charge.
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