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Bill Belichick: Junior Seau’s a first-ballot Hall of Famer

With the Patriots camping out in San Diego this week, coach Bill Belichick took a moment to remember one of the city’s sports legends. And while Junior Seau is identified with his time with the Chargers, the parts of four seasons he spent with the Patriots made a lasting impact on Belichick. “I loved Junior and…

Kurt Warner, Junior Seau among 26 Hall of Fame semifinalists for 2015

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is one step closer to announcing the Class of 2015.

Junior Seau, Greatest Show on Turf among 26 HoF semifinalists

A strong first-year eligible class of players including Junior Seau and four members of the Greatest Show on Turf are among the 26 players announced as semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame tonight. In addition to Seau, the first-year eligible players include Rams teammates Kurt Warner, Orlando Pace, Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt. Also…

Kurt Warner, Junior Seau among first-time HOF nominees

A total of 15 former players will be eligible for their first time on the Pro Football Hall of Fame ballot.

Preliminary 2015 Hall of Fame ballot announced

A high-profile rookie class including Chargers linebacker Junior Seau and Rams teammates Kurt Warner, Orlando Pace, Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt are among the preliminary nominees for the 2015 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Hall announced the list of 99 players and 14 coaches who will be considered for induction among…

Junior Seau's family opts out of NFL concussion settlement

Junior Seau's 2012 suicide made him the face of the NFL's concussion crisis. Now, his family has decided to opt out of the NFL's proposed concussion settlement, a move that could alter the settlement's dynamic. As reported by ESPN's "Outside the Lines," the Seau family will instead continue to pursue a wrongful-death lawsuit filed in January 2013. Show More Summary

Junior Seau's Family Reportedly Will Proceed with Wrongful Death Lawsuit vs. NFL

The family of former NFL linebacker Junior Seau will reportedly pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the league, per's Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru: The decision to "opt out" means the Seaus will proceed with a wrongful death lawsuit they filed in January 2013. Show More Summary

Seau’s use of Ambien questioned

More than two years ago, linebacker Junior Seau committed suicide.  It was reported at the time that Seau had been taking Ambien to help him sleep, albeit unsuccessfully. Now, in San Diego reports that Seau indeed had Ambien in his home at the time of his death.  The ABC affiliate in San Diego also…

Manti Te'o Post-Surgery: Franchise Player but Junior Seau Comparisons Unfair

San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te'o underwent foot surgery earlier this month. Did the injury negatively affect his play this year? Can a healthy Te'o make an impact for the Chargers in the future? Watch as Adam Lefkoe and the Associated...Show More Summary

Colin Kaepernick defends wearing Dolphins hat, which he didn’t need to do

When I was a teenager I went to San Diego Chargers training camp, and saw Junior Seau in a Jacksonville Jaguars shirt. I thought it was a little weird (obviously, since I remember it). But about two seconds later I shrugged and realized...Show More Summary

ProFootballTalk: San Diego Chargers Mt. Rushmore

Mike Florio puts Dan Fouts, Charlie Joiner, Lance Alworth and Junior Seau on his San Diego Chargers Mt. Rushmore. The fans went with a more modern Mt. Rushmore selecting LaDainian Tomlinson and Kellen Winslow instead of Joiner and Alworth.  

Nominate your favorite Chargers for their Mt. Rushmore

Even though the Chargers have never won a Super Bowl and have played in only one of them, they’ve got plenty of all-time greats. Possibly, too many to fit on one Mt. Rushmore. From Dan Fouts to Junior Seau to Kellen Winslow to Lance Alworth to Charlie Joiner to Don Coryell to Ron Mix to…

Lawsuits filed by Seau family consolidated into concussion case

Wrongful-death lawsuits filed by the children and the parents of the late Junior Seau have been consolidated into the master suit of concussion litigation the NFL and other defendants face in federal court in Pennsylvania, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. Both Seau’s children and parents filed suit earlier this year in California. In January, ABC and ESPN…

NFL Concussion Awareness: An Exclusive with Dorsey Levens

Note from the Author: Before the start of the NFL season, the concern surrounding head trauma in the league appeared to be mounting. With the tragic loss of Junior Seau in May of 2012, the scrutiny regarding the safety of the game, and the league’s action toward it began to intensify. Show More Summary

NFLPA Speaks out About Health and Safety Concerns

Just one week after it was revealed that Junior Seau's family would sue the NFL for long-term brain damage caused by concussions, the NFL Players Association spoke out about safety concerns in the league. According to the AssociatedShow More Summary

Ed Reed: Junior Seau knew what he was signing up for

Ravens safety Ed Reed hasn’t been shy when it comes to expressing his thoughts about the NFL’s attempts to increase player safety. Reed said earlier this season that the only way to stop concussions it to stop playing football and the topic came up again in New Orleans. Reed admitted that he has days where…

Ed Reed on Junior Seau: “He signed up to play football. Things are going to happen.”

The issue of concussions in the NFL is touchy. The former players suing the league, saying it misled them about the dangers of concussions, is an even trickier debate. Some will argue players obviously understand the risks of playing NFL football and are compensated well for playing. Show More Summary

PFT Live: Does trading Revis make sense?

Mike Florio talks about the Jets exploring a Darrelle Revis trade, the reemergence of Ray Lewis‘ past, and if Junior Seau’s family suing the NFL will hold up in a court of law.

ProFootballTalk: Biggest questions left after Seau’s death

Mike Florio comments on the lawsuit filed stemming from Junior Seau’s death and wonders if Seau willingly played football despite realizing he was suffering from significant cognitive symptoms.

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…

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