Junior Seau found dead in his home.

Junior Seau found dead in his home.

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Longtime NFL linebacker Junior Seau committed suicide today at his Oceanside, California home.  Seau died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest this morning.

The Chargers released a statement to the press:

“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.”

Seau played in the NFL for 20 years for the Chargers, Miami Dolphins, and New England Patriots. He was a 12 time Pro Bowler and the 1994 NFL man of the year.   He leaves behind three children and an ex-wife, Gina Deboer.  Seau was 43