RIP Junior Seau
I’m very sorry to post this news, but Junior Seau has died. Multiple reports indicate that it appears to have been a suicide. He was 43.
Seau was a legend in Southern California. Like so many of us here, he was the son of immigrants who came to America to give their children the kind of opportunities that allow a person to explore his or her full potential. Junior didn’t disappoint. An All-American at Oceanside High School, Seau went to USC where he would become the first in an epic series linebackers to come out of the university. In 1990, Seau was picked fifth in the first round of the NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers. Fans loved him right away. He would spend 13 years with the team and spent three years with the Dolphins before retiring in 2006. He came out of retirement just four days later and spent the remainder of his NFL career with the New England Patriots, retiring for the last time in 2010.
By all accounts, Junior was a great guy who loved his fans as much as they love him. The work he did for his community will have a lasting impact, improving the lives of many for years to come. He will be missed.