What the hell is going on in San Diego? First we had a crazy gunman shooting children at an Elementary School, next a woman’s dead body is found in a local college’s men’s room, and now our beloved iconic Junior Seau, former San Diego Charger football player, has been accused of domestic violence. On top of that, Seau has driven his car off a cliff. (And has been released from the hospital, but that’s another story.)
The domestic violence incident was reported late Sunday evening …
… by Seau’s 25-year-old live-in girlfriend. She called the police after a heated argument turned admittedly physical. When police arrived at Junior’s residence, he had left the scene. The woman appeared to have sustained minor injuries, but did not need immediate medical attention.
After arriving back home, Junior Seau was arrested just after midnight on Monday morning and released on bail shortly after. Just five hours later, he drove his car off of a cliff. His Cadillac SUV was found thirty feet down an embankment on a local beach. Law enforcement removed Junior from the vehicle, and he was taken to a nearby hospital. Miraculously, he appeared to have only suffered minor bumps and bruises.
The thing I find most astounding about this story is the way nearly all articles I’ve read pertaining to the incident paint Seau as something of a saint. Most, describing in length, his terrific career as the ever-so-amazing Chargers football player. Many of these stories seem to suggest that there was, in fact, no spousal abuse and that there is no way that Junior Seau tried to commit suicide. Some even have quotes from his ex-wife stating that she does not believe that Junior would ever harm a woman. As for plunging his car off a cliff, many papers are reporting that Seau was just tired and overworked. Kind of like Tiger Woods, when he wrecked his Cadillac SUV (…) late one night. Apparently, Junior Seau drove off a cliff thanks to fatigue.
Seems to me that perhaps no one wants to believe that a football player of Junior’s caliber would ever lay their hands on a woman, and certainty never attempt to end their life because of said incident. Or incidents. Celebrities are well-adjusted people with far too much money to behave poorly or have personal issues. And if he really did do the unthinkable — beat his girlfriend and attempt suicide — well then the rain made him do it. San Diegans are used to sunshine, and when it rains? Crazy shit happens. He’s a football player, for God’s sake, he can’t be held responsible for this kind of thing.
I feel bad for his girlfriend — whose character is being questioned. I am sure she’s receiving a lot of heat for everything that has gone down. Unfortunately, it looks that she was the only real victim here.