Wednesday, May 2, 2012

R.I.P. Junior Seau

Following up on Mr. Torvik's post last month, several media outlets are reporting that former NFL linebacker Junior Seau has killed himself.  At least one report indicates that Mr. Seau shot himself in the chest.  This method may have been chosen so that Mr. Seau's brain could be studied to see what effect playing football had on his brain.

It would certainly be notable if Mr. Seau was already experiencing cognitive problems given that he only stopped playing football in 2009.

If you are interested in reading about what cognitive problems some football players experience after their playing days are over, I recommend this GQ article about former Minnesota Viking's linebacker Fred MacNeil.


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