Seau's death was nearly identical to that of ex-Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson, 50, who also shot himself in the chest, committing suicide last year. Suffering from psychological problems, he left a note asking that his brain be used in a study of NFL concussions. Since Anderson's post hit Daily Weekly, it has been announced that Seau's brain will also be handed over to science.
The post inspired Daily Weekly commenter daisy to weigh in, writing:
I'm a single mother age 29. I have played softball since before I can remember along with all other sports. As a player I have had at least 2 head inguries as well as many other injuries. Its what you give to play the game. I do not believe the nfl is in any way to blame. You see any player get hurt in a game and they are took off the field and treated. It is their stuborn choice to shake it off and keep playing they are not forced to do so. As a stuborn player I have played at greater injury risk when I should not have. However that was my choice and I am the only one to blame for it. These guys know the risk they know its coming and they have the money to seek medical help after they retire. I'm sorry for the loss but I feel the families of these lawsuits are just looking for someone to blame other then excepting the truth of the matter!... they died from doing what they loved. We all die sooner or later one way or another that is fate. Let it be from what you loved to do.. I hope to die playing softball giving it truly all I have!