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Old 05-02-12, 12:46 PM   #1
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Jr. Seau commits suicide

I hope he is now at peace. Praying for those he left behind.

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Whoa. Terrible.
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I just heard this too. Really sad. RIP

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Very sad. He did a lot of charity work in San Diego.
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Anyone know why? I mean there's no good reason to kill oneself, but does anyone know FOR SURE why he did it?
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Did a television series for awhile.I enjoyed watching the show.

These severe hits to running backs do take a toll on all aspects of their body.
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Anyone know why? I mean there's no good reason to kill oneself, but does anyone know FOR SURE why he did it?
There have been reports about depression. Last year, he drove his SUV over a cliff under very suspicious circumstances. Lots of room for conjuncture here, from concussion related, steroid related, etc. Bottom line is that he mostly likely felt trapped and isolated and hopeless for whatever reason and this was, to him, his only way out. If you see signs of depression in anyone, reach out to them. Your smile, or kind word might be so much larger than you know. I have lost an uncle and several friends to suicide. It is a senseless waste of precious life.
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Yeah, my wife and I both suffered with depression, I was lucky enough to be able to deal with it on my own with no meds, it was hard but the mind is a very strong tool. My wife had a hard time dealing with it so after giving it a try with no meds she decided to go ahead and take the meds, and shes been doing great for more than a few years, no signs or symtoms since. =0) I do agree, suicide is a senseless waste of precious life, and thats why it pisses me off when I hear about it.
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Anyone know why? I mean there's no good reason to kill oneself, but does anyone know FOR SURE why he did it?
No way to be sure at the moment, but more and more former football players are having more and more head-injury issues due to repeated collisions. He had asked that his brain to be studied... Given the fatal shot to the chest, this makes sense.
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No way to be sure at the moment, but more and more former football players are having more and more head-injury issues due to repeated collisions. He had asked that his brain to be studied... Given the fatal shot to the chest, this makes sense.
Did he? I hadn't heard that about Seau but there have been comparisons with the Dave Duerson case that happened last year with similar circumstances - suicide by gunshot to the chest and a request to have his brain studied.
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I think one of the most tragic parts of suicide are the people left behind asking "why?". For there really is no answer, sadly. The only person that knows the answer took it with them and if they actually left a note, can it be trusted since the person who wrote it was so isolated, depressed, intoxicated, hurt, whatever.
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Did he? I hadn't heard that about Seau but there have been comparisons with the Dave Duerson case that happened last year with similar circumstances - suicide by gunshot to the chest and a request to have his brain studied.
my bad, I misread the article. It WAS the Duerson case they were referring to. But the article also says that the game no longer deserves benefit of the doubt.
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my bad, I misread the article. It WAS the Duerson case they were referring to. But the article also says that the game no longer deserves benefit of the doubt.
NYT said that Seau had asked to have his brain put into that football player brain study, and then the reporter drew the parallel to Duerson shooting himself in the chest rather than the head. If Jr left a note it wasn't referenced in the article I read.

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my bad, I misread the article. It WAS the Duerson case they were referring to. But the article also says that the game no longer deserves benefit of the doubt.
It may have been the same article I read yesterday. I read a story that led me to that as well until I watched more of the coverage on ESPN
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I think one of the most tragic parts of suicide are the people left behind asking "why?". For there really is no answer, sadly. The only person that knows the answer took it with them and if they actually left a note, can it be trusted since the person who wrote it was so isolated, depressed, intoxicated, hurt, whatever.
+1 I watched the coverage with his mother speaking to the press yesterday and it was just heart wrenching.
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He had asked that his brain to be studied... Given the fatal shot to the chest, this makes sense.
I read this topic last night and was actually wondering why a suicide would want to target the chest. Came back to post that I would pick the head, why would anyone want to aim for the chest, and here there was already an answer.

Unfortunately it probably left the poor guy with a few 'oops, why did I do that?' moments. Very sad way to go. Not that there is an upbeat and happy way to go.

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