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NFL commissioner promises enhanced safety

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday professional football would continue to make changes in the game where needed to protect the health of players.

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Seau's family sues NFL

Seau's family sues NFL

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The family of former NFL linebacker Junior Seau is suing the NFL, claiming his suicide is linked to brain disease caused by football, court documents show.

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Seau had debilitating brain condition

Seau had debilitating brain condition

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The NFL's Junior Seau suffered a debilitating brain disease brought on by head impact during his football career, neurological analysts said.
Roster of notable sports deaths

Roster of notable sports deaths

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The roster of 2012 deaths among sports figures included iconic coaches, Hall of Fame players, troubled stars and pioneers who broke ground in labor relations and auto racing safety.
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Seau's house sells for $1.9M

OCEANVIEW, Calif., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Former NFL star Junior Seau's California home was sold for just under $2 million, more than $1.2 million less than what the late athlete paid for it.

Autopsy: No drugs in Seau's system

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Former San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau had no illicit drugs or alcohol in his system before his May 2 suicide, officials said Monday.
Junior Seau's beachfront home on market

Junior Seau's beachfront home on market

OCEANSIDE, Calif., July 26 (UPI) -- The seeming bargain price for the beachfront home of late football star Junior Seau is a reflection of the California real estate market, a Realtor said.
Seau saluted at memorial; No. 55 retired

Seau saluted at memorial; No. 55 retired

SAN DIEGO, May 12 (UPI) -- Junior Seau's number will be retired, the San Diego Chargers announced at a public memorial for the former star linebacker who committed suicide last week.

Researchers seek to examine Seau's brain

LOS ANGELES, May 8 (UPI) -- Junior Seau's family said it would meet with elders from their Samoan culture before deciding if researchers could study the deceased ex-NFL linebacker's brain.
Seau's death ruled suicide

Seau's death ruled suicide

SAN DIEGO, May 4 (UPI) -- The San Diego County medical examiner's office ruled Thursday that former NFL linebacker Junior Seau had committed suicide.
Football star Seau's death likely suicide

Football star Seau's death likely suicide

OCEANSIDE, Calif., May 2 (UPI) -- Former football star Junior Seau died Wednesday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at his beachfront home in Southern California, police said.
Seau released from hospital after plunge

Seau released from hospital after plunge

LA JOLLA, Calif., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Former San Diego Chargers star Junior Seau has been released from a hospital a day after his car plunged off a coastal bluff, officials said Tuesday.
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New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau waits for a game against the Oakland Raiders to begin at the Coliseum in Oakland, California on December 14, 2008. The Patriots defeated the Raiders 49-26. (UPI Photo/Terry Schmitt)
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Tiaina Baul "Junior" Seau Jr. (pronounced /ˈseɪ.oʊ/; born January 19, 1969, in San Diego, California) is an American football linebacker for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He was drafted fifth overall by the San Diego Chargers during the 1990 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Southern California, and is the progenitor NFL-USC linebacker."

A nine-time All-Pro and 12-time Pro Bowl selection, Seau was a member of the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team.

Though born in San Diego, his early years were spent with his family in American Samoa. Seau returned to California prior to grade school and has since resided in California. Seau attended Oceanside High School, and was an excellent student (a California All-Academic athlete with a 3.6 GPA in high school), and a letterman in football, basketball, and track & field. As a football player, Seau was a starter at linebacker and tight end, and as a senior, he was named the Avocado League Offensive Player of the Year. In basketball, as a senior, he was named the California Interscholastic Federation San Diego Section Player of the Year. In track & field he was the Avocado League Champion in the shot put.

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