SAN DIEGO, CA - FILE: Junior Seau #55 linebacker for the San Diego Chargers watches the offense work versus the Seattle Seahawks in their preseason game on August 16, 2002 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. According to reports May 2, 2012, Seau, 43, was found dead in his home in Oceanside, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
One of the best linebackers to ever play the game, Junior Seau, is dead. Authorities in Oceanside, Ca., found the former NFL super star dead from a gunshot wound in his home on Wednesday afternoon. It was apparently the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
It's a terrible fate for anyone to suffer. Twitter is alive with all kinds of speculation, but I'm going to leave that to the experts. Let the coroner and the pathologists and others figure out the details. It's a wasted life. At 43, Seau was a relatively young man for this day and age, and his charitable work, not to mention his family, will suffer without him.
Oddly enough, Seau only played against the Rams once in his entire career. The Rams were still in Los Angeles. It was October 13, 1991. The Rams won 30-24. Seau sacked Jim Everett once in that game.
UPDATE: Hold the phones on his games vs. the Rams. He only shows up once in the splits from Pro Football Reference versus the Rams, but it looks as though that's the only game in which he recorded any sacks, tackles, etc. It seems odd. At any rate, it's a sad loss.
It's a sad loss. For more remembrances of Seau and his career, check out this story stream at SBNation.com.