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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, 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…

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

Concern Raised Over Opt-Out Terms of NFL Concussion Settlement

The NFL’s $764 million concussion settlement with retired players may appear to be within inches from the goal line, but the family of the late NFL star Junior Seau is putting up resistance, emerging as one of the most vocal critics of the proposed settlement.

Junior Seau Lawsuit Continues, Family Unhappy With Settlement

Junior Seau’s family have raised their objections to a proposed $760million lawsuit settlement that was arranged by the NFL to pay off thousands of former NFL players. Around 4,500 former players have come together to make the case, which charges that the National Football League downplayed the risk of concussions in the sport. Show More Summary

Family of ex-NFL star Seau objects to concussion lawsuit settlement

(Reuters) - The family of former San Diego Chargers star Junior Seau, who killed himself in 2012, raised objections on Friday to a $760 million proposal to settle a lawsuit brought by thousands of former professional football players charging that the...

Why the NFL Should Embrace Medical Marijuana

The consequences of injuries sustained by NFL players have gotten more attention lately, in part due to the tragic death of Junior Seau and others who were found to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy. That’s started a debate about safety and the care players receive. Show More Summary

NFL Wanted Junior Seau's Brain Kept Away From Concussion Researchers It Didn't Like, Documentary Alleges

In the PBS documentary, "League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis,"one of the most troubling allegations is that the NFL actively worked to keep the brain of Junior Seau out of the hands of research teams that have been critical of the league's efforts in the past. Show More Summary

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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…

Inside the Fight for Junior Seau's Brain

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....

Report: David Chao Steered Junior Seau's Brain To NFL's Chosen Brain Bank

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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

Focus Features, Peter Berg Plan Film On Hockey Enforcer Derek Boogaard; Died At 28

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

The NFL's Concussion Problem Hits the Courts

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

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…

Seau Lawsuit Merged with Pennsylvania NFL Concussion Case

(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

The Advantages Of New Concussion Diagnostic Tool

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

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