Former NFL star Junior Seau found dead

In this Dec. 27, 2009 photo, New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau stands on the side lines against the Jacksonville Jaguars during an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass.
In this Dec. 27, 2009 photo, New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau stands on the side lines against the Jacksonville Jaguars during an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. Charles Krupa/AP Photo

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Police say former NFL star Junior Seau has been found dead in an apparent suicide at his home in Southern California.

Oceanside Police Chief Frank McCoy says Seau's girlfriend reported finding him unconscious with a gunshot wound to the chest Wednesday. McCoy says lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful.

Seau's mother appeared before reporters, weeping uncontrollably.

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