Seau brain tissue released for study
SAN DIEGO (AP)
Seau's family has donated some of his brain tissue for
amid questions about whether damage from his football career
contributed to his decision to commit suicide, officials said Thursday.
''We have no information about the type of study that will be done,''
tissue was released at the request of Seau's family, she added. She
declined to disclose whether Seau's entire brain was released.
43-year-old former NFL linebacker shot himself in the chest at his
Oceanside home in May, less than 2 1/2 years after ending his Pro Bowl
Seau's death echoed last year's suicide of former
Chicago Bears defensive back Dave Duerson. Duerson left a note asking
for his brain to be studied for signs of brain trauma. That raised anew
questions about whether brain damage from repeated concussions on the
field lead to long-term problems such as depression.
however, no link has been found between Seau's death and his football
days. Although is death was ruled a suicide, a final autopsy report and
results of drug-screening tests are pending.
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