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Police: Junior Seau's death was apparent suicide


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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