SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Chargers chaplain Shawn Mitchell says Junior Seau’s family is revisiting its decision to donate the former NFL linebacker’s brain for research into football-related injuries.
Mitchell said Sunday that the family, which is of Samoan descent, is consulting with a group of elders on a number of matters.
He says it doesn’t necessarily mean that the family won’t donate Seau’s brain for research.
“They really want to do everything right,” Mitchell says.
The medical examiner’s office said Friday it was awaiting a decision by the family on whether to turn over Seau’s brain to unidentified outside researchers for study.
The 43-year-old Seau committed suicide Wednesday at his home in suburban Oceanside. He played parts of 20 seasons in the NFL, including 13 with the Chargers.