Originally Posted by MK2V1GP
So sad. He sent "Love you" texts to his ex-wife and children last night.
What a shame.
Wasn't Seau also the guy who drove off the cliff after getting arrested for beating his wife or something? He claimed he wasn't trying to kill himself then though.
As much crap as the NFL is taking for eliminating big hits, this is proof right here that the NFL is doing the right thing. How many suicides is this from former players now? It seems like it's happening once every 5 or 6 months now.
Yes, he was the guy who drove off the cliff. Investigators at the time said it had all the looks of an attempted suicide, but Seau denied it.
Reports are that like Duerson and a couple other NFL player suicides, he shot himself in the chest to preserve his brain for research.
This is why anyone who complains about the bounty penalties being too harsh needs to stfu. The NFLPA preaches player safety, then works harder to protect the guys who took the cheap shots than the guys who got hurt as a result. There's only so much that can be done to protect guys this size and speed in a game that glorifies violence. Goodell knows that, and he's doing all he can to get out in front of an issue that may eventually prove the demise of the NFL.