Family agrees to let scientists study Seau's brain
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (WHDH) -- Junior Seau's family says they will allow researchers to study his brain.
The former patriot's suicide has shocked the football community, but now his family hopes doctors will be able to tell if concussions played a role.
They believe donating his brain for research will allow them to get answers, as well as heal some of their grief.
The L. A. Times says the family came to the decision to help other individuals down the road.
Although Seau's brain will be studied, where that research will take place has not yet been decided.
Boston University's Center for the study of Traumatic Encephalopathy --which has studied the effect of football-related injuries on the brain -- could be a likely place.