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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

Junior Seau Had Brain Disease

2 years agoHealth : NYT: Health

The former N.F.L. linebacker Junior Seau had chronic traumatic encephalopathy when he committed suicide last spring, the National Institutes of Health said Thursday.

Details Behind Junior Seau's Diagnosis of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

Concussions and the recently-described disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy ( CTE ) continue to threaten the long-term viability of the NFL, and Junior Seau's posthumous CTE diagnosis represents just the next of many chapters in this story. Show More Summary

Junior Seau: Changes Are Still Needed to Protect Players from Brain Injuries

I consider myself to be old school. I like big hits and I’m willing to admit it. I also have an objection to many of the NFL’s rules that are supposed to protect players from serious injury. I don’t think it was a big deal that Robert Griffin III was left in the game or that Justin Smith will play this weekend. Show More Summary

Getting Harder To Watch On Any Given Sunday

It’s now confirmed:  Junior Seau suffered what appears to have been a football-assisted suicide: The former N.F.L. linebacker Junior Seau had a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated head trauma when he committed suicide last spring, the National Institutes of Health said Thursday. Show More Summary

NFL responds to Junior Seau brain test results

Here's what the NFL had to say in a statement released Thursday morning.

Tests Prove Junior Seau Suffered CTE Before Suicide…Unfortunately, Brain Damage Isn’t A Football Anomaly

Just weeks before the Super Bowl, new test results have proven that Junior Seau, the star player who committed suicide last spring, suffered CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy), a form of brain disease increasingly associated with football. Show More Summary

Junior Seau Had Brain Disease

Twelve-time Pro Bowl linebacker Junior Seau had a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last May, the National Institutes of Health revealed Thursday after conducting a blind study of his brain at his family's request....Show More Summary

Position Statement: Risks won’t stop people from playing football

The big news of the day for those with an anti-football agenda was that Junior Seau had chronic traumatic encephalopathy. But Mike Florio says this should surprise no one. Seau played football for 20 years. The real question is how will this change behavior in the NFL. Show More Summary

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