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…
An in-depth report from Frontline and ESPN's Outside the Lines describes the fight for Junior Seau's brain following his suicide last year—a fight that ESPN reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru, who are working on a book and documentary about brain injuries in football, call "a scientific backroom brawl....
The competition to study the brains of former NFL players is ugly; almost as ugly as the league's decades of denying that concussions lead to long-term health issues. But the fight over the late Junior Seau took it to a whole new level—and...Show More Summary
Manti goes to the team that drafted Junior Seau.
EXCLUSIVE: Attention on the long term brain damage suffered by contact sports stars has primarily fallen on pro football because of the tragic suicides of superstars like Junior Seau and Dave Duerson, both of whom left behind their brains for study on how on-field collisions made retirement life too much to bear. Show More Summary
When former Pittsburgh Steeler guard Ralph Wenzel passed away, after a long battle with dementia, he had the brain the size of a one-year old's. The defensive stars Dave Duerson and Junior Seau, both of whom recently committed suicide, were found to have a severe brain disease associated with repeated blows to the head. Show More Summary
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…
(PHILADELPHIA) — A family lawsuit over the suicide of Pro Bowler Junior Seau has been consolidated with NFL concussion litigation in Philadelphia. A key hearing in the case is set for next week, when lawyers for thousands of former players will try to keep the issue in federal court. Show More Summary
From Junior Seau, former San Diego Chargers linebacker, to Dave Duerson, former Chicago Bears safety - who both committed suicide as a result of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) have been making gruesome headlines at an alarming rate. Show More Summary
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
If only someone had been there for Junior Seau… Former NFL Players Talk Another Recently Retired Player Out Of Suicide Via CBSSports An NFL linebacker recently retired, and as has happened so many times before, to so many players wh...
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
Junior Seau had CTE, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease known to afflict individuals who have sustained repeated head injuries over time. Junior Seau played football his whole life and was never officially diagnosed with a concussion. Last May he sat down one day and shot himself in the heart. Dave Duerson, the former Bears safety, [...]
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 … Continue reading ?
Anthony Smith was a defensive end for Alabama and Arizona for four years before being drafted 11th in the first round of the 1990 NFL Draft (six spots behind Junior Seau, six ahead of Emmitt Smith). He played seven seasons for the Raiders—the...Show More Summary
It also cites a film in which a young Junior Seau was talking about big hits.
The latest head trauma news in football is decidedly mixed: not good, but now there’s at least some hope for improvement. First, the bad parts: the family of Junior Seau, the former All-Pro football player who committed suicide in May...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.