And There Is A Dark Side
According to a 2013 investigation by ESPN’s Outside the Lines, Seau was an inveterate drinker and gambler who frittered away thousands on frequent trips to Las Vegas. In 2010, months after his career came to an end, Seau’s girlfriend accused him of assault. Soon after being released on bail, the beloved athlete drove his car off a cliff in a suspected suicide attempt. (Seau claimed that he had simply fallen asleep.) Nearly all of the $50 million he earned in salary during his career had evaporated by the time of his death.
Final Resting Place:
Eternal Hills Memorial Park
1999 El Camino Real
Oceanside, California, 92054
Grave Location:Seau Family Plot
Grave Location Description
As you enter the cemetery from Fire Mountain Drive, continue straight (with the offices on your right) 100 feet and park. Look to your left for a concrete path to the Lakeview Mausoleum and look to your left for the Seau upright monument and bench.
Grave Location GPS33.1935110,-117.3303632
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Read More About Junior Seau:
- Published Obituary
- Wikipedia Entry
- The Tragic Legacy of Junior Seau
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- Pro Football Hall of Fame - Junior Seau
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