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over 2 years ago Update 0 comments
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Seau told police that he simply nodded off in the driver’s seat of his Cadillac Escalade in the hours after his arrest for allegedly attacking his 25-year-old girlfriend — and never intended to drive off the cliff.
Local Police Lt. Kelly Cain told the North County Times that the lack of skid marks leading up to the cliff was consistent with the idea that he fell asleep.
Police won’t get the results of a drug test for six weeks so until then we’ll just have to take Seau at his word. Junior was treated for minor injuries at a California hospital then released.
over 2 years ago Update 3 comments
There's a lot to process with that particular headline. Let's take it step-by-step.
First, TMZ reported that Junior Seau was arrested at approximately 2:00 am in San Diego last night. The sources from San Diego law enforcement have indicated that Seau was brought in on suspicion of domestic abuse, processed, and released about 90 minutes later. So that's number one.
Then, just hours later, Junior Seau reportedly drove his SUV off a Southern California cliff. He survived the crash and has been transported to a local hospital, though the extent of his injuries are unknown for the time being. In any case, it's a completely bizarre coda to the domestic abuse charge, an allegation that's completely out of character for someone like Seau, long considered one of the NFL's great statesmen.
Clearly, all is not well with Junior Seau, and while we wait for the facts to rise to the surface and fill out the context here, for now, thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved.