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There is no denying the tragic nature of the death of linebacker Junior Seau last week, but the media, as it has done so far, needs to continue to practice the responsibility demonstrated to date, and to keep tapping the brakes on any rush to judgment about the potential role of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) on his suicide.

Chances are that head trauma, and the ancillary ramifications of it, played some element in Seau's decision to end his life at age 43. But the results of potential brain trauma — even with the presence of CTE expert and forensic pathologist Bennett Omalu in San Diego for the autopsy — may not be confirmed for months. In the meantime, several sources close to Seau told The Sports Xchange that the...

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