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“This is not anything I thought he would ever do,” former San Diego Chargers safety Miles McPherson said.

A few weeks ago, a smiling Seau was videotaped playing a ukulele and singing while attending the spring game at Southern California, where he starred before being drafted by the Chargers in 1990.

Mitchell said that friends of Seau’s who were at his charity golf tournament a month ago said his “spirits were great.”