Junior Seau suffered from brain disease

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BETHESDA, MD – Junior Seau took a lot of hits during his twenty year career in the NFL. But that happens in football, right?

It seems all those hits really went to his head.

Sadly, the years of plowing through opponents left Seau with a degenerative brain disease.

The National Institute of Health conducted a study of Seau’s brain after his death in 2012 and found abnormalities consistent with chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

Basically, it is a disease caused by repetitive head injuries.

The depression brought on by CTE might explain some of Seau’s behavior after his retirement in 2009. Like driving his car off of a cliff in California in 2010.

Maybe his tragic suicide could have been avoided? Just something to think about before cheering the next big hit.

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