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Chaplain: Seau’s Brain To Be Donated For Research

The family of former NFL star Junior Seau will donate his brain for research into repetitive head injuries.

A memorial for NFL Legend Junior Seau builds as fans show their respect at the entrance way of Seau's Restaurant in San Diego
A memorial for NFL Legend Junior Seau builds as fans show their respect at the entrance way of Seau's Restaurant in San Diego. (Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)

San Diego Chargers chaplain Shawn Mitchell says the family made the decision Thursday.

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Seau, a standout college and Chargers player, was found dead Wednesday at his Oceanside home. An autopsy concluded he shot himself in the chest.

Some have speculated that brain injuries from football may have played a role in his death, but there’s been no medical confirmation of such damage.

His family and hundreds of people held an impromptu memorial for Seau on Thursday night outside his home.

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