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Posted by Hoops123 (Member # 18333) on :
Died from CTE. Football is a violent sport and certainly there are many head injuries. But, his symptoms prior to committing suicide are lyme like. Some excerpts from an online article:

Results of an NIH study of Seau's brain revealed abnormalities consistent with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

That behavior, according to Tyler Seau and Junior's ex-wife Gina, included wild mood swings, irrationality, forgetfulness, insomnia and depression.

''He emotionally detached himself and would kind of `go away' for a little bit,'' Tyler Seau said. ''And then the depression and things like that. It started to progressively get worse.''

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