Junior Seau is a NFL legend that committed suicide back in 2012, and is now being inducted into the NFL’s hall of fame for his great career as a player. Now, his entire family won’t even be able to go to the induction. Seau is going to be inducted in early August, but the ceremony will not mention anything about his life after his career ended. The event will only feature Seau’s achievements on the field, and will not mention his brain injuries or his suicide, in which he shot himself in the chest.
Seau’s brain was later donated his brain to a study that showed he suffered a concussion-related disease. After further examination of Seau’s brain, scientists found signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, easier known as CTE, which is caused by repeated concussions and causes depression and behavioral changes, and has been found in the multiple former NFL player’s brains.
The former Sans Diego Charger player’s family sued the NFL over injuries, and rejected a four million dollar settlement for retired players. The lawsuit was first filed by Seau’s two younger children because the league had not admitted that its policies led to brain injuries. Before he died, Seau said that he wanted his daughter Sydney, to introduce him if he were to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. She was even listed as a presenter for the ceremony by the Hall Of Fame last week. His ex-wife Gina said that she was “very surprised” about the decision and that her family was not planning “to use the Hall of Fame as a platform.” Hopefully, the Hall Of Fame will change their decision and let Seau’s entire family go to the ceremony.