The family of Chargers Hall of Fame linebacker Junior Seau reached an undisclosed settlement with the National Football League in a wrongful death lawsuit against the NFL over Junior Seau’s death nearly six years ago.
The linebacker known for his hard-hitting ways over 20 seasons in the league was 43-years-old when he committed suicide in 2012. Doctors later determined that he suffered from the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
Junior Seau’s family blamed his suicide on several concussions suffered while playing football.
The NFL’s confidential settlement with the Seau family comes after the family opted out of the covering more than 20,000 retired players.
“I’m glad that it’s resolved for them now so they can move on with their lives,” Seau’s family lawyer Steven Strauss told reporters on Friday. “It took a long time. That was frustrating, but it was successfully settled, and that’s good.”
The settlement was filed in federal court in Philadelphia, where the NFL concussion cases are being handled.
Seau was a 10-time All-Pro, 12-time Pro Bowl selection and was posthumously elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015.
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