Frank Gifford. Mike Garrett. O.J. Simpson. Lynn Swann. Ronnie Lott. Bruce Matthews. Charles White. Anthony Munoz. Marcus Allen. Junior Seau. Carson Palmer. Reggie Bush. And Su’a Cravens? The list of great players in USC history is a long one, but Cravens — Washington’s second-round draft pick this season — thinks he belongs on that list.…
The NFL has a serious PR problem with concussions. NFL star Junior Seau committed suicide in 2012 to underline the issue. Count on flower children at NPR to go over the edge with this issue. The problem isn't the size and strength, and therefore power of professional football players. Show More Summary
The resemblance between Ian Seau and his late uncle, pro football Hall of Famer Junior Seau, is in determination more than DNA, more striking in their love of family, football and the ukulele than in their facial features. Ian Seau, one of 19 undrafted rookie free agents who participated in the...
The nephew of one of the greatest players ever to play college football at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will get a chance to play pro football at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Ian Seau, a defensive end who played his college ball at Nevada-Reno, has signed as an undrafted free agent with the Rams.…
Junior Seau died almost four years ago to the day, but his spirit lives on in the NFL — as well as his name. Ian Seau, Junior's nephew, signed with the Los Angeles Rams as an undrafted free agent on Tuesday, according to NFL.com. The...Show More Summary
Many NFL fans remember - or perhaps more accrately, would like to forget - May 2, 2012, the day legendary linebacker Junior Seau took his own life in his San Diego-area home. No one was more impacted by Seau's death than his family,Show More Summary
Former San Diego Chargers doctor David Chao is facing permanent revocation of his medical license.
Dr. David Chao, former Chargers doctor who has created a moderate media presence since leaving the NFL, could eventually be losing his license to practice medicine for good. According to 10News.com, the Medical Board of California is seeking a meeting to discuss revoking or permanently suspending Chao’s license as a result of his treatment of deceased…
Finally, an NFL official truly acknowledged what the families of Junior Seau and Mike Webster and Frank Gifford and Ken Stabler and many, many other football players have long known: There is a link between playing the game and degenerative brain disease. With that out in the open for the first time, the question now becomes: […]
This is still such a shock to us — and as we learn more about investigators' findings, it may be a shock to them, too. BMX legend Dave Mirra apparently committed suicide on Thursday, and now authorities in Greenville, North Carolina where he made his home believe there may be a specific reason the extreme sports [...]
The things that make them so good at football also make them most vulnerable--as embodied by the great Junior Seau
The nephew of Hall of Fame linebacker Junior Seau is etching his own name into the family legacy. CARSON, Calif. -- Ian Seau became the first Nevada player to ever earn back-to-back All-Mountain West honors and racked up 18.5 tackles...Show More Summary
Hall of Fame linebacker Junior Seau would have turned 47 on Tuesday. He didn’t, though, because in 2012 he shot himself in the chest. A year after his suicide, it was revealed that Seau suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathyShow More Summary
On the afternoon of what would’ve been the Hall of Fame linebacker’s 47th birthday, Junior Seau’s daughter Sydney called for us all to pay tribute to her father by becoming more knowledgeable about the disease that killed him: chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Show More Summary
Today you would be turning 47 and I would be making old man jokes. Happy birthday dad, I love you forever and always (...)
A recent excerpt of Jim Trotter's book, "JUNIOR SEAU: The Life and Death of a Football Icon," published on ESPN.com, reinforces the grim nature of the NFL's treatment of injuries during the Hall of Famer's era. After the author explains...Show More Summary
Junior Seau's sister says she doesn't want to see Wes Welker end up suffering from CTE like her brother -- and is advising the wide receiver to seriously reconsider his NFL comeback. Welker has been out of football since last year -- and it…
According to police, Junior Seau's home in Oceanside was burglarized for a $500 bike....
I love football. As more times goes on, I'm more conflicted by that. I thought about it again when I wrote about Junior Seau being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. You can't talk about Seau's career without mentioning how tough he was and how violent his playing style was. Show More Summary
On Saturday, Junior Seau was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Accepting the honor on his behalf was Seau’s daughter, Sydney Seau, and while the NFL was originally going to forbid her from giving an acceptance speech for her father, they eventually lightened their stance and allowed Sydney to provide the audience at […]