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Junior Seau's body released to family

Updated: May 9, 2012, 9:14 AM ET
Associated Press

OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- County officials say the body of former NFL linebacker Junior Seau was released to his family this weekend after undergoing an autopsy.

The North County Times reports researchers have expressed interest in studying Seau's brain, which might have suffered concussions during his long football career.

Seau committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest May 2 in a spare bedroom of his house, where his girlfriend discovered him.

He played for the University ...

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