NFL legend Junior Seau has been found dead in his Oceanside, CA home.
Multiple law enforcement officials told TMZ that they are currently investigating a shooting on the residence. Oceanside’s police chief confirmed that Seau’s body was found by his girlfriend.
Seau reportedly sent text messages to his ex-wife and three kids yesterday saying, “Love you.” Although there were no signs of depression law enforcement officials confirmed Seau died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.
The USC linebacker was drafted fifth overall by the San Diego Chargers in the 1990 NFL draft. Seau would go on to become a ten-time All-Pro and 12-time Pro Bowl selection in the NFL and named to the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team. During his twenty year career Seau played for the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots.
On November 27,2011 Seau was inducted into the San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame. He is now the eighth member of the Chargers 1994 Super Bowl team to pass away (Chris Mims, David Griggs, Rodney Culver, Lewis Bush, Curtis Whitley, Shawn Lee and Doug Miller).
The San Diego Chargers released the following statement:
“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 was 43 years old and leaves behind his ex-wife and three kids.