Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood told the North County Times he learned of Seau’s death from police chief Frank McCoy. The Times reported that Seau, 43, was found dead by a housekeeper with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to his chest.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that police responded to reports of a shooting at Seau’s Oceanside, Calif., home. A 911 call reporting a possible suicide was made to police at 10 a.m. local time, a dispatcher said, according to the paper.
The 12-time Pro Bowl linebacker played for the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots from 1990-2009.