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Long a refuge from national political polarization, football recently has been engulfed in a high-profile public debate about its safety and viability, an argument that echoes previous cultural clashes over everything from cigarettes to semi-automatic weapons.
Already uneasy about the idea of letting her 7-year-old son Jason start playing tackle football, Elizabeth Giancarli made up her mind when former NFL star Junior Seau committed suicide.
Junior Seau's suicide is troubling NFL players.
Junior Seau's suicide is troubling NFL players. No one knows precisely why the 43-year-old Seau shot himself in the chest at his oceanfront home May 2, less than 2½ years after the end of his Pro Bowl career as a linebacker. What is clear — and cause for concern among other players — is that he reached some serious depths of despair.
Junior Seau's tragic death, along with the recent deaths of other former NFL players, is a harsh wake-up call about the inherent dangers of playing professional football ("Junior Seau's San Diego-area restaurant closes," Web, Wednesday).
A thief burglarized the garage of Junior Seau's home days after the former NFL star's suicide, police said Wednesday.
A San Diego restaurant opened by Junior Seau in 1996 has closed its doors two weeks after the NFL star's suicide.
A bicycle stolen from Junior Seau's Oceanside home days after the former NFL star's suicide has been recovered, police said.
Pro football players don't make very good victims. For starters, they don't look like victims. Indeed, most of them look like the opposite of victims, like oversized bullies bent on physical and territorial domination.