Junior Seau

A brain scan of Junior Seau found the All-Pro linebacker suffered from CTE. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

New Report Indicates Junior Seau Had CTE

Junior Seau, one of the NFL’s best and fiercest players for nearly two decades, had a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last May, the National Institutes of Health told The Associated Press on Thursday.

670 The Score–01/10/2013

Jovan Belcher.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Belcher Tragedy Has No Bigger Meaning

It makes us feel better when we can determine direct causes, identify means of prevention of similar acts, or categorize those involved as somehow different, distant or foreign.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2012

A brain scan of Junior Seau found the All-Pro linebacker suffered from CTE. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Autopsy Report: No Damage To Junior Seau’s Brain

The autopsy showed no underlying hemorrhaging or contusions on Seau’s brain, which appeared to be normal. His family has donated some of his brain tissue for research amid questions about whether any damage from his 20-year football career played some factor in his suicide.

670 The Score–08/21/2012

Brandon Marshall. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Brandon Marshall Weighs In On Junior Seau’s Death

New Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall wrote a piece for the Chicago Sun-Times detailing his reaction to the suicide of former NFL great Junior Seau.

670 The Score–05/07/2012

Star was fans participating in the New York ComicCon in 2009.(Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Star Wars Sucks

Yeah, I said it. I saw The Empire Strikes Back as a kid and thought, “What the hell is this crap?” Though the Colt-45 guy’s clothes were pretty pimp.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2012

Junior Seau. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Wisch: Would You Let Your Son Play Football?

When the news of Junior Seau’s tragic death by apparent suicide broke on Wednesday afternoon, the tweets about the potential perils of playing pigskin started flowing soon after.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

A brain scan of Junior Seau found the All-Pro linebacker suffered from CTE. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Video: Junior Seau Breaks Arm Against Bears

Check out the video of Seau breaking his arm against the Bears during a regular season game in 2006.

670 The Score–05/03/2012

Matt Bowen.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Bowen: Life Is Rough For Ex-NFL Veterans

As Matt Bowen explains, once a player retires from the NFL, the adjustment back to a normal lifestyle can be quite difficult.

670 The Score–05/03/2012

A brain scan of Junior Seau found the All-Pro linebacker suffered from CTE. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Junior Seau Found Dead; Cops Suspect Suicide

Former San Diego Chargers star Junior Seau was found dead at his Oceanside, Ca. home Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2012