Police: Junior Seau asleep at wheel

Updated: October 19, 2010, 1:50 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Police say former NFL star linebacker Junior Seau told investigators he fell asleep before driving off a seaside cliff in the San Diego area.

Carlsbad police told the Los Angeles Times in a statement Monday night that "it is believed that Seau fell asleep at the wheel."

Police Lt. Kelly Cain told the North County Times newspaper that the lack of skid marks leading up to where Seau plunged off the cliff in his white Cadillac SUV was consistent with the idea that ...

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