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Junior Seau’s family sues NFL over brain damage

The former San Diego Chargers linebacker committed suicide last May, and a subsequent study showed that he suffered from a degenerative brain disease

Just weeks shy of the Super Bowl, the National Football League (NFL) is making headlines as the subject of yet another lawsuit related to the suicide of a player.

The family of former San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau filed the latest suit, claiming that the brain damage Seau suffered during his 20-year career led to his suicide. Seau shot himself in the chest last May, and a subsequent study by the National Institutes of Health found that the 43-year-old suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative neurological disease linked to head injuries.

Alanna Byrne

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