OCEANSIDE, Ca. (WKOW) -- Former NFL star Junior Seau has died from an apparent suicide.
Police found him, shot in the chest, with a handgun near his body in a bedroom of his home in Oceanside, California.
Officers responded to an emergency call from a woman who said she was Seau's girlfriend.
Seau's mother said her son gave no indication of a problem when she spoke to him by phone earlier this week and that he was joking with her.
Seau got his start as a San Diego Charger, played for the Miami Dolphins and spent parts of his last four seasons with the New England Patriots before retiring in January.
Junior Seau was 43.
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