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Family of former Chargers star Junior Seau sues NFL over suicide

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The family of former San Diego Chargers star Junior Seau, who killed himself last year, sued the National Football League on Wednesday, claiming that his suicide resulted from brain disease caused by repeated hits to the head du...

Seau lawsuit outlines symptoms dating back to mid-1990s

The complaint filed by the estate and four children of linebacker Junior Seau contains claims and allegations typical of the thousands of other concussion lawsuits.  For example, the lawsuit refers to the NFL’s glorification of violent play via videos sold by NFL Films, quoting Seau from a 1993 offering in which he says, “If I…

Junior Seau's Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against NFL

2 years agoNews : The Two-Way

The NFL linebacker committed suicide last year and a study of his brain found he suffered chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease associated with receptive injuries to the head.

Junior Seau's Family Files Wrongful Death Suit Against NFL

Relatives of former linebacker Junior Seau have filed a wrongful death suit against the National Football League, claiming the player's suicide stemmed from the brain disease he suffered due to blows to the head sustained while playing football. [ more › ]

Junior Seau's Family Sues NFL

Junior Seau's family has filed a wrongful death suit against the NFL, arguing that the former linebacker's suicide was the direct result of repetitive head trauma, and that the league's "acts or omissions" hid the danger of that trauma, the AP reports. The family is also suing helmet maker Riddell...

Junior Seau’s family files wrongful death lawsuit against NFL

In a lawsuit that could have a significant impact on the NFL, the family of Junior Seau has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in California Superior Court against the league, according to the Associated Press. Seau committed suicide last May at age 43. Show More Summary

Junior Seau's family sues NFL over his brain injuries

The family of football star Junior Seau is suing the National Football League, asserting that he committed suicide because of the brain injuries suffered during his career.

Junior Seau’s Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against NFL

The family of deceased NFL star Junior Seau has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the NFL. Seau committed suicide after suffering from brain disease caused by violent hits he received while playing in the league. The Seau lawsuit was filed on Wednesday in California Superior Court. In their lawsuit the family blames the NFL [...]Show More Summary

Junior Seau's family sues NFL over brain injuries

2 years agoSports : The Early Lead

The family of Junior Seau has filed a lawsuit against the NFL, alleging that he committed suicide because of brain disease caused by repeated violent hits over the course of his football career. The wrongful death lawsuit was filed Wednesday...Show More Summary

Junior Seau's Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against NFL

The family of former NFL linebacker Junior Seau has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the NFL, according to Barry Wilner of the Associated Press (via NBC Sports). The family of Junior Seau has sued the NFL, claiming the former linebacker's suicide was the result of brain disease caused by violent hits he sustained while playing football. Show More Summary

Seau Family Sues NFL, Helmet Manufacturer

Junior Seau's family sued the NFL and helmet manufacturer Riddell on Wednesday in a California Superior Court in San Diego. According to the Associated Press, the wrongful death lawsuit against the NFL claims Seau developed chronic traumatic...Show More Summary

Junior Seau's Family Is Suing The NFL

The AP reports:Seau was one of the best linebackers during his 20 seasons in the NFL. He retired in…

Junior Seau's Family Sues NFL Over Brain Injuries

Junior Seau's family has filed a lawsuit against the NFL over brain injuries the Chargers legend sustained during his career -- injuries they claim caused him to kill himself.The family filed the wrongful death lawsuit today in San Diego, claiming…

Seau estate sues NFL

On the heels of the disclosure that linebacker Junior Seau suffered from Chronic Traumatic Encephelopathy when he committed suicide in May 2012, Seau’s estate is now suing the NFL for wrongful death. The suit was filed Wednesday in California Superior Court. The NFL likely will move swiftly to shift the case to federal court and…

Junior Seau's family suing NFL over brain injuries

The family of Junior Seau has sued the NFL, claiming the former linebacker's suicide was the result of brain disease caused by violent hits he sustained while playing football.

Why NFL Players May Be Prone to Depression as They Age

Junior Seau #55 of the Miami Dolphins tackles Tiki Barber of the New York Giants during their game at Giants Stadium in 2003. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images. All last weekend, there were a lot of "thwacking" noises coming...

Junior Seau Suffered Traumatic Brain Injury. Duh.

Liam Day wonders how long we can continue ignoring the mounting evidence that football damages players' brains.

Junior Seau Report Highlights NFL's Brain Injury Problem

Thursday's report that the National Institutes of Health found evidence that retired San Diego Chargers All-Pro linebacker Junior Seau, who committed suicide on May 2 by shooting himself in the heart, suffered from chronic traumaticShow More Summary

NFL's Junior Seau had brain damage at time of death

It's starting to feel like a sad routine—the confirmation, after the suicide or early death of another football player, that he had chronic brain damage. Junior Seau, who played for the San Diego Chargers, the Miami Dolphins, and the New England Patriots, is the latest. Show More Summary

Will Junior Seau’s CTE Diagnosis Cause More Ex-Players To Sue The NFL?

The sad diagnosis was not surprising. On Thursday, the National Institutes of Health revealed that Junior Seau, the 12-time Pro Bowl linebacker who committed suicide in May, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the debilitating brain disease associated with football head trauma. Show More Summary

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