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Junior Seau: The Life and Death of a Football Icon (Compact Disc)

Jim Trotter

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Title: Junior Seau: The Life and Death of a ...

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Tiaina Baul "Junior" Seau is widely considered one of the best linebackers ever to play the game. A ten-time All-Pro and twelve-time Pro Bowl selection, Seau was picked for the NFL's All-Decade Team in the 1990s. His incredible career spanned two decades, during which time he played for the Chargers, Dolphins, and Patriots.

In 2012, at the age of forty-three, Seau committed suicide with a gunshot wound to the chest. News of his death sent shockwaves through the NFL. Later, studies concluded that Seau had been suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a type of brain damage. His tragic death opened the door to hundreds of inquiries about the trauma from NFL players and their families.

Drawing on exclusive access to Seau's family and Seau's never-before-seen diaries and letters, veteran reporter Jim Trotter goes beyond the statistics to paint a moving portrait of a larger-than-life star whose towering achievements in the game came at a great cost.

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A moving portrait of the life and legendary career of one of the NFL’s most beloved players

Tiaina Baul “Junior” Seau is widely considered one of the best linebackers ever to play the game. And if the sport had a heart and soul, Junior Seau was it. A San Diego native of Samoan descent, he sprung from a tight-knit family and community to shatter records at nearby USC.  After being chosen as the fifth overall NFL draft pick in 1990, he embarked upon a nearly two-decade professional career, including stints with his hometown San Diego Chargers, the Miami Dolphins, and the New England Patriots. Seau was a ten-time All-Pro, a twelve-time Pro Bowl selection, and was picked for the NFL’s All-Decade Team in the 1990s. A charismatic leader and competitor known for playing through injuries and leaving it all on the field, Seau started in almost 250 regular season games and electrified fans with his dynamic play. 
  
Yet in 2012, upon his retirement from football, Seau plunged deeper into a dark period marked by erratic behavior. A few months later, at age forty-three, Seau committed suicide with a gunshot wound to the chest. The news of his tragic death sent shockwaves through the NFL. Later, studies concluded that Seau had been suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a type of brain damage caused by repeated blows to the head. Junior Seau’s suicide opened the door to hundreds of inquiries about the effects of brain trauma from NFL players and their families.
 
Veteran reporter Jim Trotter draws on exclusive access to Seau’s family and friends and never-before-seen diaries and letters, which provide incredible emotional insight into a man struggling with frustrations on the football field and moral failings off of it. The writings, as well as interviews with those closest to Seau—including the girlfriend who discovered his lifeless body —paint a portrait of a larger-than-life star whose towering achievements in the game made him an icon, but at a great cost.

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