According to the media website, TMZ.com reports that Seau was found dead in his home in California. Law enforcement sources at the scene tells us cops believe he shot himself.
Cops are currently at Seau’s home just outside San Diego. Seau was 43-years-old and leaves behind 3 kids and an ex-wife. Officers were seen talking with a man who was inside the house and appeared distraught.
Here is a Time Line of the story as reported by TMZ:
11:20 AM PDT – The San Diego Chargers have posted a tweet saying, “We don’t have any information right now on the Junior Seau situation. We pray he’s ok.”
11:23 AM PDT – The coroner just arrived on scene.
11:26 AM PDT – The North County Times is reporting Seau’s body was discovered by his housekeeper.
11:27 AM PDT – We’re told a 911 call came in around 10:00 AM. No word on who made the call.
11:33 AM PDT — Law enforcement sources tell us … Seau died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.
11:45 AM PDT – Cops will be giving a news conference about the situation any moment — we will be streaming the audio LIVE.
12:00 PM PDT – the San Diego Chargers just released a statement, claiming, “Everyone at the Chargers is in complete shock and disbelief right now…We ask everyone to stop what they’re doing and send their prayers to Junior and his family.”
12:06 PM PDT – Junior’s father has arrived to the scene. Family members are crying hysterically.
Back in 2011, former NFL star Dave Duerson shot himself in the chest … and explained in his suicide note that he wanted his brain donated to a research center because he believed the blows he took to the head during his football career caused him to become mentally impaired.
We will update you with more as this story develops…