Just about two weeks later after reports broke out of former NFL Linebacker, Junior Seau’s death new reports are breaking tonight as they’re saying that Seau’s house was robbed.
The home of Seau’s was burglarized last week on May 7th according to police officials who told the North County Times on Tuesday. The robbery came just five days after Seau’s death which officials diagnosed as a suicide.
The Times reported that someone forcibly entered the Oceanside home’s garage through the doggy door at roughly 2 p.m. PT on May 7th. The thief went through the cabinets before stealing a bicycle worth around $500 that was the property of a friend of Seau, the paper said.
Oceanside police Lt. Leonard Mata told the Times that the burglar did not enter other sections of the home and the only item that appeared to be missing was the bike.
“I can’t put into words how I’m feeling right now. I’m shocked and devastated. Junior was my friend. We all lost a friend today. Junior was an icon in our community. He transcended the game. He wasn’t just a football player, he was so much more. He was loved by everyone in our family, our organization and throughout the NFL. This is just such a tragic loss. One of the worst things I could ever imagine. My prayers go out to Junior’s family. It’s heartbreaking,” said San Diego Chargers Team President, Dan Spanos in a statement following Seau’s death back on May 2nd.
Seau was 43, before he took his life on that day that will forever remain a tragic day for not only his family members and friends, but for NFL fans and sports fans all over the world.
Seau’s suicide now marks the 12th suicide done by an NFL player within the past 25 years.