The National Institutes of Health examined the brain of NFL legend JUNIOR SEAU, and found that it was pretty messed up after a 20-year career in the pros. Seau committed suicide last May by shooting himself in the HEART . . . possibly so that his brain could be studied. After the results were released, the NFL said, quote, "We have work to do, and we're doing it."
Last May, NFL legend JUNIOR SEAU committed suicide by shooting himself in the HEART. He was only 43.
--There was immediately speculation that Seau shot himself in the heart so that doctors could study his brain . . . and the damage that a career in football had on it.
--Well, the National Institutes of Health did get a chance to study Seau's brain . . . and they determined that it was pretty messed up.
--Junior's wife Gina says, quote, "[It was the result of] a lot of head-to-head collisions over the course of 20 years of playing in the NFL . . . [which] gradually developed the deterioration of his brain and his ability to think logically."
--The NFL issued a statement commending the Seaus for cooperating with the NIH. They added, quote, "The NFL clubs have already committed a $30 million research grant to the NIH . . .
--"And we look forward to making decisions soon with the NFL Players Association on the investment of $100 million for medical research that is committed in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. We have work to do, and we're doing it."
(--You can read a LONG article on this here.)