CNN has reported a handgun was found near Seau’s body. Seau’s mother and sister spoke to the media this morning.
“You guys show your love to my son. I don’t understand who would do this to my son. But I pray to God. Please, take me, leave my son.”
Seau’s sister asked the media to give the family privacy during this difficult time.
Back in 2010 there were those who thought Seau intentionally crashed his car over a cliff in San Diego, but he claimed it was an accident. ESPN spoke to Seau’s former teammateand friend Marcellus Wiley (While-Ee) about the incident.
“‘I’ve fallen asleep at the wheel before, you know, I’m not perfect. Tell me you just fell asleep.’ And Junior told me he did. Junior didn’t tell me anything that showed any cries for help.”
A columnist for CBS Sports said his death isn’t just a tragedy for his family, but for the San Diego Chargers.
“But this is the cruelest blow of all. Seau not only was the best player on that team; he was the face of the franchise.”
Chargers President Dean Spanos told NFL.com that this is a huge loss for the San Diego community.
“He never forgot about the city of San Diego. This was his home, this was where his roots were and he couldn’t do enough off the field for the youth. Anyone he could help, he helped.”