A Sad day for San Diego. Former NFL star Junior Seau was found shot to death at his home this Wednesday morning, May 2, in what police said appeared to be a suicide.
Police Chief Frank McCoy said Seau’s girlfriend reported finding him unconscious with a gunshot wound to the chest and lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful. The Oceanside, California, police chief says Junior Seau’s death is being investigated as a suicide.
Seau was a standout linebacker with the University of Southern California before going to the San Diego Chargers, his hometown team, whom he led to the Super Bowl following the 1994 season. “Everyone at the Chargers is in complete shock and disbelief right now. We ask everyone to stop what they’re doing and send their prayers to Junior and his family,” the team said in a statement. Seau remained with the Chargers until 2003 and went on to play with the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots before retiring after the 2009 season.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the former football star’s friends and family.