The tragedy of Junior Seau’s death hit the NFL hard as many players, coaches and executives grieved over the life of a man that everyone loved. No one wanted to speculate as to what really happened; there will be plenty of time to ponder on that over the coming months.
Instead everyone wanted to reflect on the life of Seau and how his positive presence touched everyone he came in contact with. Seau spent most of his career with the San Diego Chargers but he also played for the Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots.
And people from all three organizations expressed their condolences while sharing stories of the warm, caring person they knew as “Buddy.” Most wanted to remember him as one of the hardest working people on the team who loved to take younger players under his wing and teach them how to be professionals.
The guy was a natural born leader and a very charitable person. As I listened to interview after interview you could hear ex-teammates choking up as they spoke of his positive influence in the locker room and away from the field.
You could tell that this man was deeply loved by all who knew him. We at Pro Sports Lives also offer our condolences to Junior Seau’s family. Rest in peace Junior, you were truly a class-act.
Roosevelt Hall is a Sports Reporter for Pro Sports Lives. He is also an NFL Blogger for The Sport Mentalist and an NBA Blogger for The Sport Mentalist 2. He can be contacted at RHall_TPFB@Yahoo.com and be sure to follow him on Twitter @sportmentalist.