Hit Back Deceased Linebacker's Family Sues NFL Helmet Company

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Cedric Bridgewater
Source Analysis Seaus hit back Deceased linebacker's family sues NFL, helmet company
The family of Junior Seau is suing the NFL helmet company. The suit's plaintiffs are listed as Gina Seau, Junior's ex-wife; his children Tyler, Sydney, Jake and Hunter, and Bette Hoffman, trustee of Seau's estate. Junior Seau played in the NFL for 20 years. Junior played linebacker which is a position where you take a lot of blows, especially helmet to helmet hits. So after 20 years of constant hits to the head there had to be a price to pay. Junior committed suicide and it was determined that he had developed CTE a brain disease which has the same symptoms as Alzheimer’s. The symptoms are dementia, memory loss, aggression, and depression, but can only be determined after death. The lawsuit accuses the league of glorifying pro football's violence while not paying much attention to player safety. The family is morning the loss of Junior and taking steps to make sure that this doesn’t happen again to any other player.

Don Burke on Jan 24, 2013 published this article from the New York Post to inform the public that Seau’s family is stepping up to fight for the loss of their loved one and for the players that are currently playing. The family is also trying to get the point across that helmet to helmet hits are very serious. I think it was motivated by a family losing someone to a game that everyone loves and loves to watch. People love to see the big time collisions and cheer for them but fail to understand that the player’s lives are at risk. The players are at constant risk. Most people don’t understand how hard…