Not trying to make jokes during a serious situation but this quote struck me as odd:
Says an ex-teammate of the NFL star who died this week of a self-inflicted gunshot wound: "Junior played for 20 years. That's five concussions a game, easily. How many in his career then? That's over 1,500 concussions. I know that's startling, but I know it's true. I had over 1,000 in my 15 years. I felt the effects of it. I felt depression going on throughout my divorce. Junior went through it with his divorce."
5 a game certainly seems like a stretch, but then again Junior Seau wasn't your average football player. He was an absolute beast who was in on every single tackle; literally can't think of a player whose hustle I respected more game in and game out. Maybe it could be true because I do remember reading a study years back comparing the impact of your average NFL hit with that of a crash test dummy.
On another somber note, apparently his brain is going to be donated for Neuroscience research:
"Mitchell, who stood next to Seau's grief-stricken mother as she faced a sea of cameras to discuss her son's death, said the family had received calls from researchers asking to study his brain. "Him taking the shot to the chest makes sense that he would want his head examined," he said."