The apparent suicide of NFL star Junior Seau yesterday was tragic, to say the least. Fans, players, administrators, commentators – everyone had something to say about his death. Many raised the question of whether football-related injuries, such as concussions, were to blame for the suicide.
The longevity odds are against NFL players, with a life expectancy that ranges in the mid-fifties. However, it’s pretty shocking that Seau is already one of eight – yes, eight – players that have died from the 1994 Chargers, who won that year’s AFC title and lost the Super Bowl to San Francisco.
Can this be a coincidence?
Does the death of Junior Seau raise even more questions about player safety? Do you think the NFL will react? If so, what should be done?