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Should the NFL be the legal guardian of Junior Seau's brain? →


Frontline and ESPN are working together to investigate concussions, the NFL and the recent efforts taken to protect players.

Their latest report covers “a proxy war over concussion science” detailing how the NFL carefully managed which scientists and researchers were allowed access to Seau’s brain. This is not a hit piece designed to help class action lawyers. It is also not a paternalistic defense of the NFL protecting the Seau family.

This is a complicated issue with a variety of intentions.

The family of Junior Seau has announced that they plan to sue the NFL


  • 2012 Less than five years after retiring from a widely-respected football career, former NFL linebacker Junior Seau used an unidentified firearm to take his own life. In the absence of a note explaining any motive, many have blamed Seau’s May 2012 suicide on the brain disease discovered during the athlete’s autopsy.
  • 2013 Junior Seau’s family has announced that they will become the newest plaintiffs to file a lawsuit against the NFL. Acknowledging that no settlement will bring back their lost relative, Seau’s family says they hope the ensuing legal battle will “send a message that the NFL needs to care for its former players, acknowledge its decades of deception on the issue of head injuries and player safety, and make the game safer for future generations.” source

Junior Seau’s Celebration of Life ceremony -