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OCEANSIDE, Calif. – On the same he day he learned of Junior Seau’s death, former NFL lineman Kyle Turley, a friend of the 12-time Pro Bowler, asked Seau’s foundation that Seau’s brain be studied for football-induced trauma.

We often talk about “snakebitten” or “cursed” pro-sport franchises, usually in reference to some long string of fan-gutting defeats.


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Florence, who was released by the Buffalo Bills earlier Friday, began his NFL career with the Chargers in 2003.

Gary Plummer has done the math.

“The Seau family really has, almost like Junior, a philanthropic approach, where they always desire to help others,” Mitchell said in a phone interview Friday. “The purpose is not initially to discover anything about their son and what led to these tragic circumstances, but rather the betterment of other people and athletes down the road through anything that can be learned through the study.”

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 911 call from the home of Junior Seau released Friday captures the voice of a woman who is horrified to find the former NFL linebacker in a spare bedroom with a gunshot wound to the chest.

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