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Junior Seau drives off cliff in Carlsbad, California after early morning arrest

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Junior Seau drives off cliff in Carlsbad, California after early morning arrest

Former NFL San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau was arrested in the early morning hours of Monday on suspicion of domestic violence. He then drove his SUV off a cliff in Carlsbad, California after being released from jail at about 3:20 a.m.

Seau, 41, was found by emergency crews on the beach after a 911 call received at 8:42 a.m., reports ABC News.

His 25-year-old girlfriend told police that the athlete assaulted her during an argument. According to authorities, she did not require medical treatment but appeared to have minor injuries.

ABC notes that Seau was a “standout player” while at the University of California. He went on to play for the Chargers, the Miami Dolphins, and the New England Patriots, retiring in 2009.

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  • Anonymous 3 years ago

    Perhaps Seau drove it off the cliff because he's actually the abuse victim, but as usual, male police officers arrest the man. Almost half of DV victims are men, regardless of their size, because the women know they can get away with it. An example is in a 2005 COPS episode. Two male San Antonio (TX) officers on a domestic violence call find a man sitting outside the house, claiming he never even went inside. Going inside, they found an upset woman with hand shaped bruises on her neck and arms. However, an arriving female officer noted the bruises were the size of the woman’s own hands. The neighbors told her that the woman was the abusive one. They didn't arrest the man, but told him he could still be charged under the mandatory arrest law. In Seau's case, she had minor bruises, not something a large man would leave. It’s common when it’s a male victim that he is arrested, as it was with this sheriff deputy.
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