OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- County officials say the body of former NFL linebacker Junior Seau was released to his family this weekend after undergoing an autopsy.
The North County Times reports researchers have expressed interest in studying Seau's brain, which may have suffered many concussions during his long football career.
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Seau committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest May 2 in a spare bedroom of his house, where his girlfriend discovered him.
His family is planning a private funeral Thursday in Oceanside. A public memorial is planned Friday evening at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.
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