Seau's suicide prompts worries about post-NFL life
Junior Seau's suicide is troubling NFL players.
In 40 interviews with The Associated Press during the last two weeks, many players voiced growing concern about the physical and emotional toll professional football takes. Seau's death resonates among rookies, veterans and retirees, with more than half of each group telling the AP it pushed them to consider their future in the sport or the difficulties of adjusting to post-NFL life.
No one knows why the 43-year-old Seau shot himself in the chest less than 2½ years after the end of his Pro Bowl career. What is clear is that he reached the depths of despair.
Colts linebacker A.J. Edds says, "This might have been what people needed to open their eyes a little bit about what might happen down the road."