Junior Seau's Family Reconsidering Allowing Brain To Be Studied For Concussion Effects

After a report on Thursday that Junior Seau's family would allow the late NFL star's brain to be studied for the effects of concussions, the family is reconsidering, and may not allow Seau's brain to be given up to science, according to Reuters.

Seau, who reportedly committed suicide by gunshot wound to the chest, leaving his head intact, did not leave a suicide note, leaving the decision about what happens next up to his family.

Seau was never listed on an NFL injury report with a concussion, but his ex-wife said this week that the former Chargers and Patriots linebacker played through them. The prevailing winds in the NFL's reckoning with football's violence — recent suicides by Dave Duerson and Ray Easterling have been connected to concussions — are in favor of greater study of the effects of concussions.

For more on Seau and the aftermath of his passing, keep it locked to this StoryStream.

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