According to the Associated Press, Junior Seau's family has donated some of the late linebacker's brain tissue to research.
There had been plenty of speculation as to what would happen to Seau's brain, as questions were raised as to whether head injuries led to his apparent suicide. The former Patriots linebacker shot himself in the chest in May.
Seau was 43 years old at the time of his death. He had been retired for two years.
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