Last Wednesday, former Charger Junior Seau committed suicide. My interest in football started around the early 90's and I remember rooting hard for the Chargers when they made their run to Super Bowl XXIX. Of all the articles I've read, this is the best one.
Who knows the real reason why he took his life, but I think it's the combination of the years of head trauma, finding purpose in civilian life after your playing years and failing to ask for help when he needed it. Let's hope the NFL addresses all of these issues so another tragedy like this doesn't happen again.
I was around during the Dan Fouts, Kellen Winslow years but Seau's Chargers were the team I grew up with. Rest in peace Junior.