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 Post subject: RIP Junior Seau
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 2:50 pm 
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The North County Times reports that former Chargers and Patriots LB Junior Seau passed away Wednesday after a self-inflicted gunshot to the chest.

Seau's body was discovered by a housekeeper at his California home Wednesday. Seau was a 12-time Pro Bowler and is eligible for Hall of Fame enshrinement in 2015 after ending his playing career in 2009. He was voted first-team All-Pro six times. Seau should still be a shoo-in for the first ballot in Canton.



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 Post subject: Re: RIP Junior Seau
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 4:04 pm 
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After this he'll definitely make it.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Junior Seau
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 10:58 pm 
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Shocking and incredibly sad. It feels like the NFL is becoming the WWE with all of the suicides, drug addictions, brain injuries, and long-term traumas to former players. Hopefully the NFL takes on this issue in a way the WWE has not.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Junior Seau
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 12:20 am 
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Hilltop wrote:
Shocking and incredibly sad. It feels like the NFL is becoming the WWE with all of the suicides, drug addictions, brain injuries, and long-term traumas to former players. Hopefully the NFL takes on this issue in a way the WWE has not.


WWE has a strict drug policy, they offer rehab to all former performers, and they've banned certain moves that lead to concussions (such as chairshots to the head).


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Junior Seau
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 2:21 pm 
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Hilltop wrote:
Shocking and incredibly sad. It feels like the NFL is becoming the WWE with all of the suicides, drug addictions, brain injuries, and long-term traumas to former players. Hopefully the NFL takes on this issue in a way the WWE has not.


WWE has a strict drug policy, they offer rehab to all former performers, and they've banned certain moves that lead to concussions (such as chairshots to the head).


But is it enough? I guess we will see with this current crop as the age. However, I wonder how many are still on painkillers with doctors orders while not truly needing them or who still take steroids as a blind eye is turned. Anything is obviously better than was in place, however, it is still far enough. But that is the crux for both WWE and the NFL. They are combative forms of entertainment and until society no longer watches, I fear we will always have retired stars facing brain injuries, reduced motor functions and standards of living, and even suicide in the worst cases.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Junior Seau
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 9:23 pm 
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This is such heartbreaking news. 43 may be 'old' in sports years, but in reality there's a lot of living left. One would think that the world would be 'an oyster' for a future hall of famer with media offers, a restaurant and charity work.

What will the football world do--and by this not only the NFL but the whole culture from Pop Warner to High School, College,etc? It is considered the 'national passion', yet here is another case of something perhaps concussion related in addition to the lostness some players feel after the games are over. Much soul searching in the football world


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Junior Seau
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 9:17 am 
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Great story on Deadspin showing how great of a person he was. So so sad.

http://deadspin.com/5907297/the-night-j ... -a-ukulele


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Junior Seau
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 8:29 am 
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I don't think the NFL is specifically burying data on concussions, but I'm getting a sinking feeling that we're going to look back on the league in 25 years and ask ourselves how this game -- or at least this version of the game -- could be legal in the first place.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Junior Seau
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 12:44 am 
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It is modern day gladiator "combat." Players who are incredible athletes now mix a 6-4, 270 lbs. frame with 4-7 speed. The league's rules have evolved slower than their players.

Also China, as a lawyer, do the lawsuits and class action suits have any basis against the NFL or are they destined to be dismissed?


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