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Junior Seau's Death Determined Suicide, According To Reports

Former Miami Dolphins linebacker Junior Seau was found dead in his California home on Wednesday and police are now investigating the possibility that Seau's death was a suicide. According to a report by the North Country Times, Seau died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.

Pro football great and Oceanside sports legend Junior Seau has apparently committed suicide, found by a housekeeper with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to multiple sources.

Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood said he learned of the death from police Chief Frank McCoy, who told him the cause of death appeared to be a gunshot wound to the chest.

Seau had been dealing with personal issues ever since he retired from the NFL after the 2009 NFL season, then with the New England Patriots. In 2010, Seau was involved in a bizarre car accident where he drove his SUV off a cliff and went to the hospital with minor injuries.

Prior to driving off the cliff, police were called to Seau's home to investigate a report of domestic violence.

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