Posted by Sabrina B. @gametimegirl

So sad. NFL legend Junior Seau was found dead at his Oceanside, CA home yesterday morning from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.  Seau’s mother also spoke briefly — and she was hysterical, crying to God, “Take me. Leave my son alone!”  Junior Seau’s former teammate Marcellus Wiley broke down in tears, live on the radio, moments after hearing about his death — and wished he could have done something to save his friend.

Oceanside Police Chief Frank McCoy just spoke outside Seau’s San Diego house, claiming Seau’s body was initially discovered by Seau’s girlfriend.

A 911 call was placed around 10AM this morning — authorities responded to the scene, and found Seau’s unconscious body inside a bedroom with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Paramedics attempted to revive Seau, but life-saving efforts were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead on the scene. His body has just been removed from the house and is currently being transported to the Medical Examiner’s office in a white van.

McCoy says investigators recovered a handgun in the bedroom — and the case is currently being investigated as a suicide.

A law enforcement official tells TMZ … no suicide note has been discovered at the scene.

Seau was 43-years-old. He is survived by 4 children and an ex-wife.

We’re told Seau sent text messages to his ex-wife and kids yesterday saying, “Love you.” They all responded, but didn’t suspect anything was wrong. We’re told he last saw his kids 3 weeks ago.

Sources close to Seau tell us family members didn’t notice any signs of depression in recent weeks.


1:52 PM PDT — The Oceanside PD tells us … Seau’s girlfriend was at the home this morning and saw Seau alive … before she left to the gym at 7:45 AM.

We’re told when she returned … she claims she discovered Seau bleeding from his chest and immediately called 911.

Junior’s Mom:

Marcellus Wiley: