Former NFL great Junior Seau died today of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. If that is what it turns out to be, expect this to become another high-profile exhibit in the ongoing debate about football and head injuries (much like the suicide last year of former Chicago Bear Dave Duerson). Curious to see if Seau had agreed to have his brain examined as part of the study at BU's Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy Brain Bank and, if so, what they find.
Update: Josh Levin at Slate has similar thoughts.
One More Update: This, unfortunately, gives me a chance to link to NFL Concussion Litigation, a blog started by a 3L at UMKC Law School that has been tracking the various lawsuits that have been, and are being, filed against the NFL by former players.