Junior Seau’s girlfriend made a frantic all to 911 when she discovered Seau dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Wednesday.
“Oh my God, I need an ambulance,” the girlfriend of the former USC and NFL linebacker said as she cried. “Oh my God…. My boyfriend shot himself.” A nearly nine-minute conversation with the emergency dispatcher took place, and audio of the call was released by Oceanside officials on Friday.
Seau’s girlfriend had gone out to the gym for about an hour and when she returned to Seau’s home at about 9:30am on Wednesday. She found Seau dead from a gunshot wound to the chest and a gun beside him. No suicide note was found. The medical examiner has ruled the death a suicide.
According to San Diego Chargers chaplain Shawn Mitchell, the family of deceased NFL star has decided to allow researchers to study his brain for evidence of damage as the result of concussions he suffered.