Sports World Reacts To Death Of Former NFL Linebacker Junior Seau
There’s been widespread despair across the sports world today at the suicide of former NFL linebacker Junior Seau. Among the noted sports figures mourning Seau’s passing are former teammate Drew Brees, former USC coach Pete Carroll and agent Drew Rosenhaus.
Here’s a taste of what the Twitter world has had to say:
So sad to hear about Jr Seau. Junebug. Buddy. The greatest teammate a young guy could ask for. This is a sad day. He will be missed greatly.—
Drew Brees (@drewbrees) May 02, 2012
#RIP Junior Seau. Great friend and competitor..... Had great times together. Will be missed.—
Michael Strahan (@michaelstrahan) May 02, 2012
My prayers and condolences to the family of one of the NFL's greatest linebackers to ever play the game.. Junior Seau.. R.I.P—
Chad Ochocinco (@ochocinco) May 02, 2012
My prayers are with the family and friends of Mr. Junior Seau. 1 of the most impactful Lb's to ever play the game. May God be with you.—
Patrick willis (@PatrickWillis52) May 02, 2012
So saddened by the news of Junior Seau's passing. The hearts of the Trojan family go out to his relatives and friends.—
Pete Carroll (@PeteCarroll) May 02, 2012
Condolences to Junior Seau's family. His death will bring serious change to the way the NFL deals with depression issues of retired players—
Drew Rosenhaus (@RosenhausSports) May 02, 2012
Watching and reading all the coverage on Junior Seau..Heartbreaking and tragic..Prayers to his family and friends..—
Erin Andrews (@ErinAndrews) May 02, 2012
Seau was found dead today in his Oceanside, Calif., home, the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. He was 43 years old.
Seau played 19 seasons in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots before his retirement in 2010. He was a 12-time Pro Bowler and a 10-time All-Pro selection; he played in two Super Bowls.