Photo: Juhior Seau upon his induction into the Chargers Hall of Fame.
I once shared your shock and sadness over Junior Seau’s suicide. Now I only share sadness, thanks to Junior educating us about the link between concussions and the degenerative brain disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.
The larger-than-life linebacker killed himself on May 2, 2012 with a gunshot to the heart at age 43. The method allowed his brain to be donated to medical science, and the National Institute of Health diagnosed CTE. We didn’t understand it at the time, but Seau shined a light on an issue ignored by football’s leadership far too long ...
Click here for the remainder of my Today's Pigskin story: Junior Seau's final act has educated us about CTE
More from my blog on Junior Seau:
Click here: Hall of Fame advice for Sydney Seau
Click here: My 1989 story on Junior Seau and his All-American season
Click here: My 1988 story on Junior Seau and his USC debut