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, 10News.com 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…
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
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
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.
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…
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…
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
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
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…
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
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.
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.
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…
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
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
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…
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
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
Here's what the NFL had to say in a statement released Thursday morning.
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