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Seau was 'heart and soul' of Chargers

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08:06 AM ET 05.03 | San Diego lost one of its homegrown heroes Wednesday. Junior Seau, perhaps the county's greatest sports icon, who also threw his colossal personality into philanthropic causes and local business ventures, was pronounced dead late in the morning after suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his Oceanside home. "He was the fabric -- really a part of this community," Chargers President Dean Spanos said soon after hearing of Seau's death. "He was the heart and soul of our team for so many years. Even after he left, his roots and his home were still here. People just loved him and admired him." Arguably, no local athlete has ever defined the term "icon" as thoroughly as Seau.

San Diego Union-Tribune

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May 3, 2012  08:17 AM ET
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What a loser. May he burn in Hell!

Did you really just post that?

May 3, 2012  08:27 AM ET

R.I.P. Mr. Seau.

May 3, 2012  08:27 AM ET

Really, dude, that had to be the worst post I've ever seen here.

May 3, 2012  08:29 AM ET
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What a loser. May he burn in Hell!

A bit harsh, even though I harbor no sympathy for someone who commits suicide since it's such a coward thing to do. With that said, I always respected Seau as a player and feel horrible for his family, RIP.

May 3, 2012  08:30 AM ET

R.I.P., Junior. May you find the happiness you deserve.

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May 3, 2012  08:31 AM ET
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What a loser. May he burn in Hell!

You sound like the loser. Being happy that someone died??? RIP Junior...


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May 3, 2012  08:35 AM ET
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You people need to wake up. Suicide is for losers

I certainly do not advocate what he did. But your lack of compassion and empathy seems to speak volumes about your character.

May 3, 2012  08:35 AM ET
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A bit harsh, even though I harbor no sympathy for someone who commits suicide since it's such a coward thing to do. With that said, I always respected Seau as a player and feel horrible for his family, RIP.

The fact that he shot himself in the chest, leaving his tormented brain intact, is a clear reminder of Dave Duerson's similar suicide last year. Duerson's suicide note said he wanted his brain to go to the group in Boston that's studying the brains of deceased football players to look for evidence of impact-related damage.

I think Junior had the same demons. They weren't part of the guy we want to remember.

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May 3, 2012  08:41 AM ET

I feel badly for the family and friends who have to deal with this.

May 3, 2012  08:43 AM ET
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Steroids has this effect om peeps too. Kinda like the Benoit murder/suicide

It does not. Cause one person that used steroids flipped out and killed his family and himself CANNOT be blamed on steroids. That's so stupid. How many people commit murder/suicide that never even touched steroids, uhhhhh lots. How many people use steroids and never hurt anyone, uhhhh lots.

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May 3, 2012  08:45 AM ET
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What a loser. May he burn in Hell!

You are the most unfeeling person I can think of right now. You're a fool.

May 3, 2012  08:46 AM ET
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What a loser. May he burn in Hell!

Regardless of what you think of him, he was a decent human being who did a lot of good work off the field for the community, not to mention being a beast on the field. Have some respect for the dead dude. Me thinks you need a Tall Frosty Glass of Shut the H*** Up.

 
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