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Junior Seau Drives Off Cliff

HOUSTON - JANUARY 03:Linebacker Junior Seau #55 of the New England Patriots during warm ups at Reliant Stadium on January 3, 2010 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Galvin KilroeContributor IIIOctober 19, 2010

In this week’s edition of star athletes behaving badly, former Charger great Junior Seau drove his car off of a one hundred foot cliff, following release from jail on spousal/cohabitant injury charges.

Seau supposedly fell asleep behind the wheel, resulting in the accident.  Seau was released from the hospital early Tuesday. 

This is not the first legal issues Seau has had with women, and it will be interesting to see how this impacts his television gigs. 

Additionally of interest will be whether the current explanation for the crash is the true explanation.  As we saw with Tiger Woods, initial explanations during crisis mode from athlete’s camps are not always one hundred percent factual.

Is it possible that Junior Seau intentionally drove off the cliff?  Thus far it appears drugs and alcohol played no role in this accident.  People sometimes do unreasonable things when they are desperate, so it will be interesting to see if Seau’s explanation for the crash changes as this story continues to unfold.

Oh, and Junior.  Brett Favre wanted me to tell you thanks for taking the heat off of him a little bit. 

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