The NFL had to have seen this coming. Junior Seau's family joins the other thousands of people currently suing the NFL for long-term brain damage caused by concussions during gameplay.
Seau's family cited the reason for the suit being that his suicide was directly caused by his time in the NFL. More specifically, they claim the NFL hid the dangers of repetitive blasts to the head, and ignored evidence showing that it was extremely harmful. After studying Seau's brain, it was found that he was suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
The NFL responded to the suit in a statement on Wednesday saying, "Our attorneys will review it and respond to the claims appropriately through the court."
Seau's family also released a statement explaining their legal move.
"We were saddened to learn that Junior, a loving father and teammate, suffered from CTE," said his family. "While Junior always expected to have aches and pains from his playing days, none of us ever fathomed that he would suffer a debilitating brain disease that would cause him to leave us too soon."