Patriots issue statement on Seau death

May, 2, 2012
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The Patriots issued the following statement on Wednesday afternoon regarding the death of former linebacker Junior Seau:

“We were shocked to hear of the initial reports regarding Junior Seau earlier today and are deeply saddened by the news of his death. We were fortunate to have had Junior join the Patriots in 2006 and are thankful for his many contributions to the team over the next four years. He had a legendary NFL career and his unrivaled passion for the game quickly made him a fan favorite here in New England. This is a sad day for the entire Patriots organization, our coaches and his many Patriots teammates. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to his family and his many friends who will mourn this loss.”

Mike Rodak

ESPN Buffalo Bills reporter

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