Former NFL linebacker Junior Seau was found dead in his California home Wednesday afternoon. The prevailing theory seems to be that it was a suicide. No matter how it happened, it's a sad end for a player who was universally regarded during his playing days as one of the best linebackers of his generation.
Seau never played for the Redskins, or even in the NFC, but he did have one brief interaction with the D.C. sports scene: when he based an episode of his short-lived reality show "Sports Jobs with Junior Seau" around being an equipment manager with the Washington Capitals.
When the Capitals opened the 2009-10 season with a road game against the Boston Bruins, Seau traveled with the team to Boston, gave owner Ted Leonsis his game tickets and did some hobnobbing in the owner's suite. Leonsis even gave him the customized jersey treatment. Video's below.
As it happened, Seau used that Boston trip in another way. Shortly after, he signed his final one-year contract with the New England Patriots. It was to be his last season in professional football.
Ted Starkey gets a hit tip for pointing us to this video.