Cowboys Great Emmitt Smith On The Death Of Junior Seau

Junior Seau is dead, believed to have committed suicide. Dallas Cowboys and NFL great Emmitt Smith talked about the tragedy through his Twitter account.

Fans of the NFL were stunned to hear of the death of former San Diego Chargers and New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau. Only 43, he died of a gunshot wound to the chest, in an apparent suicide.

Seau is the eighth member of the Chargers' 1994 AFC Championship squad to die, all obviously well before their time. The fact that he is believed to have killed himself using the same method as former Chicago Bear Dave Duerson leads to speculation that he also believed he suffered brain damage over his NFL career, and wished to preserve his brain for autopsy.

In a series of Tweets, former Dallas Cowboys running back and NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith commented on the tragedy.

I have always respected Emmitt for his contributions to the Dallas Cowboys. Reading through his comments, I also have to respect him for his perspective on this horrible end to a very talented athlete's life.

This is the sad end for Junior Seau, and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. But this is not the end of this story for the NFL and their players. Hopefully, something can be done to help the players who fall into depression, no matter what the reason.

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