Study Says Junior Seau Had Degenerative Brain Disease

BETHESDA, Md. (KTLA) — New information released Thursday in the death of Junior Seau claims the NFL Hall of Famer had a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated head trauma.

The National Institutes of Health concluded Seau suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, typically caused by repeated hits to the head.

The condition cseaucauses symptoms such as depression, impulsivity and forgetfulness.

Seau played 20 seasons with three teams, most notably the San Diego Chargers from 1990-2002.

He died after a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest at his Oceanside home in May.

Seau was 43 years old.