Manitowoc native and former Pro Football player Don Davey called the recent
suicide of retired NFL linebacker Junior Seau “a tremendous loss.” Davey, who played with the Green Bay Packers and Jacksonville Jaguars, met Seau last year.
Davey and Seau were elected ambassadors and flag-bearers for the Jaguars & Chargers at the NFL kickoff weekend, when the Packers played host to New Orleans at Lambeau Field.
Because Junior Seau had such a successful transition from football to a business career, we asked Davey if Seau’s death could’ve been concussion-related?
Davey and over a thousand current and retired NFL players are party to one of several lawsuits against the National Football League.
Davey is the only 4-time academic All-American in NCAA history while at the University of Wisconsin. He said he suffered one or two documented concussions in college and early in his pro career, but it wasn’t in the forefront like it is now.
Davey admits he’s concerned about these type of things down the road. But he’s done a lot of research and there are steps you can take to help prevent or at least delay Alzheimer’s, memory loss or Dementia that you may be predisposed as well.
Davey is a successful businessman in Florida and has been involved in endurance exercise as an Ironman Triathlon participant.
(Thanks to Damon Ryan at WOMT in Manitowoc for this story contribution)