Retired NFL Star Junior Seau Has Been Shot Dead, According To Reports

Law enforcement officials in Oceanside, California have told the gossip site TMZ.com that retired NFL linebacker Junior Seau has been shot dead. Seau was 43.

Details are scarce at this point. Seau was believed to be staying at a house in Oceanside. A shooting has reportedly occured at that residence and Seau was present.

It is unclear whether the event is being treated as a possible homicide. In 2010, Seau drove his car off of a cliff just hours after he was arrested for assaulting his then-girlfriend. He claimed that he fell asleep at the wheel while driving and insisted that he was not trying to commit suicide.

Update: Harvey Levin of TMZ is now saying that Seau’s death was a suicide. He shot himself:

Seau played in the NFL for 17 years, most of them with the San Diego Chargers. He retired as a member of the New England Patriots after a short stint with the Miami Dolphins.

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