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Raiders statement on Seau’s passing

By Steve Corkran
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 at 2:09 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Here is a statement issued by the Raiders on the death of long-time San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau:

“We are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Junior Seau. Junior’s great passion, intensity and love for the game were evident every time he stepped on the football field. He was a formidable competitor who left an indelible mark on the game of football. We extend our most sincere condolences to his family and the Charger organization.”

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  • DJ Johnny

    46.RaidingTexas Says:
    May 2nd, 2012 at 2:48 pm
    JT Says:

    Wow, I guess everyone is showing their true colors with this topic… some are softies, but some are souless… I prefer being a softie myself.

    —————————

    Agreed, JT. People tend to dismiss something they don’t understand. To some, because he was a millionaire star NFL player, it’s unfathomable that he would do this. The reality is that his brain is just as susceptible to “mis-wiring” as anyone else.

    One problem I foresee, is if the somehow can prove that this “miswiring” is due to football.

    Issue for the instigators of these potential lawsuits etc. would be proving it happened while playing in the NFL. Could’ve happened in high school, Pop Warner league, or wherever.

  • RaiderRockstar

    If you’re gonna play pro football, sign a waiver.

    nobody ever said you’re gonna leave the game without a scratch

  • lefty12

    Soft cushioned helmets might be the only answer.Take away the weapon of the hard hat and you won’t see the head being used as a battering ram.

  • DJ Johnny

    #53,

    It may come to that.

  • RaiderRockstar

    with all the excuses you guys are making for Seau, how come you came down so hard on Brett Favre?

    his brain was surely rattled from all the hits he took and the worst he ever did was text a picture of his pecker to some reporter chick, right??

  • Twocents

    The mind can drive people crazy. Internal silence is the antidote.

  • Just Fire Baby

    It is not just about wealth O.

    He went to college, one of the best in his state. He was smart. He was admired and loved by strangers. He WAS wealthy. He was good-looking, and had plenty of options and avenues in life. Had two kids to cherish, who I am sure loved their daddy.

    I am sure it wasn’t all peachy, but man I can’t see it.

    There are thousands if not millions of people who get molested, have no money, family hates them, no kids, no future, and they keep plowing along.

    Than there is Seau. Maybe the most accomplished and wealthiest athlete to ever kill himself.

  • JT

    RaidingTexas Says:
    May 2nd, 2012 at 2:48 pm
    JT Says:

    Wow, I guess everyone is showing their true colors with this topic… some are softies, but some are souless… I prefer being a softie myself.

    —————————

    Agreed, JT. People tend to dismiss something they don’t understand. To some, because he was a millionaire star NFL player, it’s unfathomable that he would do this. The reality is that his brain is just as susceptible to “mis-wiring” as anyone else.

    Thank you.

  • Hot Shot

    I hope some of these people get the same respect when they pass.Some people on here is just plain azz rude.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Who wouldn’t send a pecker pic to Jen Sterger?

  • RaidingTexas

    DJ Johnny Says:

    One problem I foresee, is if the somehow can prove that this “miswiring” is due to football.

    Issue for the instigators of these potential lawsuits etc. would be proving it happened while playing in the NFL. Could’ve happened in high school, Pop Warner league, or wherever.

    ——————————–

    Yeah, I’m definitely not going to jump into this concussion pitchfork mob. Plenty of people who never played a violent sport have committed suicide. Jumping to that conclusion is classic cause versus correlation. And really, there’s hardly any correlation here.

    I don’t have data to support this, but I would guess that the percentage of NFL players who commit suicide does not vary too greatly from the percentage of the larger population who do it.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Vegas,

    It’s a chemical imbalance. Has nothing to do with education, being smart, having a family, etc…

  • aig-raiders

    But Seau just got done wrapping up 15 years of being a millionaire, the coolest and most popular guy in every place he stepped in, and bagging any piece of tail he wanted in the San Diego area. He had a bright future in front of him.
    ————–
    It’s right there right in front of you. You’re usually pretty sharp but I fear your emotion got the better of you on this one. “He HAD it all” is the key sentence. Being an ultra competitive guy, i suspect he couldnt handle not being able to be playing and be part of the action. He gets depressed, takes some stupid stuff and lost it along the way.

  • RaidingTexas

    New post

  • Just Fire Baby

    There was a feature article in some fishwrap, detailing how boxing was the top sport in the 60′s and nobody thought it could drop-off, and they predicted the same thing for football in 30 years.

    Not sure if I would go that extreme.

  • Hot Shot

    look at all the former wwe wrestling stars who comit suicide due to pain and pills also brain injuries.Depression klls these guys.Same gos for football players.

  • inonewordraider

    not everyone is as lucky to be as sane or as strong minded as others. I don’t believe in calling a homeless person a loser because we don’t know all the circumstances that led to that outcome and even if we can overcome similar circumstances if a person drives himself to kill himself why not be sympathetic if the person is innately good? now if it was bernie madoff or something or seau turns out to be a child molestor then f him but otherwise why piss on a guy that suffered? yea it sucks for his kids but is this man stable enough to care for them?

  • Hot Shot

    People who dont have injuries or depression dose not understand What injuries and depression dose to someone and they wont until it happens to them.

  • Hot Shot

    Imagine if your life just stopped and you couldnt do any of the stuff you have done all your life due to injuries.Cant hold or play with your children cant do anything funCant work.It kills a man slowly.Its like torture.The pain gets bad where you cant sleep and depression make it where it hard to eat as well.That Just sucks its hard to live that way.Some people cant handle that and they think killing their self ends the pain So thats a sad deal.

  • Raider Riff

    I wont go into too much detail about myself, but I can tell you guys first hand that the high from being a paid athlete is like no other.

    When the season ends there is a huge hangover and comedown. I used to think that the offseason depression was tough until I walked away from competition and boy did I get a wake up call.

    It literally took years to feel “normal” again and to be honest, you never really replace what you had and you never really grow out of it. In your mind, youre always a 24 year old stud and as you get older, watching old tapes or looking in the mirror really hurts.

    Seau is not and will not be the first guy that just couldnt handle regular life. He was born to play football and the comedown was too much to bear. Seriously, he enjoyed the game that much. Steroids might not have had anything to do with his suicide.

    Im not going to pretend to know a damn thing about the details of his death. Im just providing a lil insight into the mind of an athlete and how hard retirement is. It’s kinda unexplainable. It’s facing your own mortality.

    Someone smart once said that pro athletes are the only people on the planet that have to die twice. I feel that is the perfect way to put it. For some, as in Seau’s case, dying the first time was too much to handle.

  • Raider Riff

    Hot Shot, well said with post 68.

    Depression is unexplainable to those that have never suffered it.

    And for those who have it, it can be almost just as hard to describe and get help for. Especially for a gladiator. You dont make it that far in life by accepting your faults. But in the case of depression, it isnt something you can just work around or power thru.

    But that is a near impossible for a gladiator to even fathom.

  • joker94583

    I always wished Seau could have been a Raiders player. He was an exemplary player and I admired the way he played. I didn’t like him twice a year when he used to destroy the Raiders but he was a charitable man off the field. Shocking and sad. My condolences to his family and friends. Sadly I don’t believe he will be the last suicide from the NFL. Great statement by the Raiders too. The NFL statement was pure legal bulls*it and insulting.

  • 505raiders

    rest now Junior Seau

    man could that dude play some linebacker he was one of my all time favorites

    hope you find peace

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