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Thu May 3, 2012, 05:58 PM

Junior Seau joins eerie death list of 1994 Chargers Super Bowl squad

Source: NY Daily News

Seau, 43, is the third '94 Charger to die the past two years, following linebacker Lew Bush, who died of a heart attack in December of 2011 and defensive tackle Shawn Lee, who died in February of 2011 at the age of 44 from cardiac arrest brought on by double pneumonia.

Three years before Lee and Bush's death, defensive end Chris Mims and center Curtis Whitley were both discovered dead in their homes in 2008. Mims, who weighed 456 pounds when he died, was killed by an enlarged heart, and Whitley, who had a history of substance abuse, was found dead in his Texas trailer.

The curse of the '94 squad began shortly after they played in the Super Bowl. In 1995, five months after losing to the 49ers in the big game, linebacker David Griggs died after his speeding car slid off an expressway ramp in Florida. Griggs, who was later determined to have been drunk at the time of the crash, was 28.

Less than a year later, running back Rodney Culver died in a plane crash at the age of 26, and in July 1998, linebacker Doug Miller died after being struck by lightning.



Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/junior-seau-joins-eerie-death-list-1994-chargers-super-bowl-squad-article-1.1071838



Suicide
3 heart attacks
a probable overdose
a car crash
a plane crash
lightning

8 out of a 53 man roster dead before the age of 45. Sad and odd.

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Reply Junior Seau joins eerie death list of 1994 Chargers Super Bowl squad (Original post)
underpants May 2012 OP
truthisfreedom May 2012 #1
Bigleaf May 2012 #2
underpants May 2012 #8
secondwind May 2012 #3
Liberal_in_LA May 2012 #4
underpants May 2012 #7
fascisthunter May 2012 #5
aggiesal May 2012 #6

Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 06:04 PM

1. creepy!

And very weird.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 06:11 PM

2. Although the whole thing seems weird and the '94 team is somehow cursed, the case of Doug Miller is

 

really weird. What is the Chargers logo?




Yes, the lightning bolt.

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Response to Bigleaf (Reply #2)

Thu May 3, 2012, 08:59 PM

8. My buddies and I were texting about this and that stood out

aside from the variety of all the early deaths that one (the irony of it) stood out.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 06:14 PM

3. over-use of steroids?

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 06:16 PM

4. an earlier suicide attempt?

 

From Wikipedia: Seau survived with minor injuries a 100-foot fall down a cliff in his SUV in October 2010; he said he had fallen asleep at the wheel. Hours earlier he was arrested for domestic violence after his girlfriend reported an incident to the police.[7] He was never charged.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #4)

Thu May 3, 2012, 08:58 PM

7. This was a big topic of discussion on ESPN radio this morning

a guy who is on ESPN Marcus Wiley who knew Seau really well sat him down two years ago and asked him. Seau said he fell asleep at the wheel. As Mike Golic (who played in the NFL) said "My whole life I never let on about any weakness".

Depression is a likely result of lots of concussions. Anyone who plays in the NFL has consussions whether they are diagnosed or not. The average age for a NFL vet to live is 57.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 06:36 PM

5. lightning???!

 

wow!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 06:41 PM

6. It's because of that SONG ...

The remaining 45 players are probably looking over their shoulders,
making sure they don't see the reaper!

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