We have mentioned before on this blog about brain injuries at both the professional and the youth level in football. As some Pennsylvania readers may know, the NFL has been a particular target as of late with players alleging that the organization is mishandling concussions suffered by players. Tragically, one former player died recently, and some believe he may have killed himself due to a brain injury that resulted from multiple concussions during his NFL career.
Junior Seau was part of the 1994 San Diego Chargers Super Bowl team and spent 20 years in the league as a defensive back. Just 43-years-old when he died on May 2, the former player was known for his hard-hitting style. Tragically, that may well have played a role in his death.