Junior Seau Brain Tissue Released For Study

July 12, 2012 12:00 AM
Junior Seau Brain Tissue Released For Study
" SAN DIEGO (AP) — Junior Seau’s family has donated some of his brain tissue for research amid questions about whether damage from his football career contributed to his decision to commit suicide, officials said Thursday.

The San Diego County medical examiner’s office recently released preserved brain tissue to the National Institutes of Health, coroner’s spokeswoman Sarah Gordon said.

“We have no information about the type of study that will be done,” she said.

The tissue was released at the request of Seau’s family, she added. She declined to disclose whether Seau’s entire brain was released.

The 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 career "

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