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Junior Seau family: Brain study OK

Updated: May 4, 2012, 11:15 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The family of Junior Seau will allow researchers to study his brain for signs of damage caused by concussions suffered during his 20-year NFL career, according to Chargers team chaplain Shawn Mitchell.

The San Diego County medical examiner ruled Seau's death a suicide on Thursday, a day after the former linebacker was found at his home with a gunshot wound to the chest.

"The family was considering this almost from the beginning, but they didn't want to make any emotional decisions," ...

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