The sports world was rocked on Wednesday when news of former NFL LB Junior Seau’s passing. He was discovered in his home dead of an apparent suicide.
Though he was most known for his time playing in the AFC West with the San Diego Chargers, Seau also played four seasons for the New England Patriots. It’s during those years that Kansas City Chiefs GM Scott Pioli had the opportunity to work with Seau.
Pioli released a statement through the Chiefs to reflect on the death of his friend.
“I’m shocked and saddened by the tragic passing of Junior Seau. Junior was a phenomenal football player, but more importantly a great man who I considered a friend. He was a player that always reminded us that football should be fun and he was a true joy to be around. This is a tremendous loss for all of those who were blessed to cross his path. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
Everywhere Seau went before, during and after his playing career he seemed to have left quite the legacy. Not only are those in the league like Pioli speaking out about spending time with Seau, but the amazing work he did through the Junior Seau Foundation speaks for itself.