Seau, who played as a linebacker, was likely to have suffered repeated concussions during his 20-year football careerThe family of Junior Seau, the former San Diego Charges player who died on Wednesday, has agreed to let researchers study his brain.Police found Seau, who had a 20-year career in the NFL, at his home in southern California, having died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. He was 43.Chargers chaplain Shawn Mitchell told the LA Times that Seau's family had decided to allow researchers to study his brain for any evidence of damage as a result of repeated concussions. Seau's death has reopened discussion over the long-term damage caused by head injuries sustained on the football field."The family was considering this almost from the beginning, but they didn't want to make any emotional decisions," Mitchell said. "And when they came to a joint decision that absolutely this was the best...
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