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Nobody really knows why former NFL linebacker Junior Seau committed suicide on Wednesday, but his family has taken a significant step toward finding out if punishment sustained over the course of his football career had something to do with it.

According to Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times, Seau's family has agreed to submit his brain for medical research in order to better understand the role concussions may have played in Seau's behavior and decision to commit suicide.

This won't be the first time a former NFL player's brain has been donated for research, but it should be very helpful for researchers as they continue to try to fully understand the impact of concussions. Former Chicago Bears and Bleacher Report - Sports & Society
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