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An Unfortunate Update

Junior Seau

By LASIS Staff

Back in May, the world was shocked to hear that Junior Seau, former Pro-Bowl linebacker for the NFL, most famous for his time with the San Diego Chargers, had committed suicide.

LASIS has written about the evidence that contact sports are resulting in non-reversible and life threatening brain injuries to players. (see here and here).

Now this:  An autopsy has revealed that Mr. Seau had been suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the brain disease that has been linked to and numerous professional athlete’s homicidal attacks suicides, as well as cases of dementia and other mind altering diseases.

The news is tragic — and did not even make the front page of the major newspapers. For shame.

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