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Skid marks show sandy trail of Junior Seau's plunge over cliff

Skids marks on the sand show where Junior Seau's SUV went over a cliff Monday as police tried to determine what caused the accident hours after the former San Diego Chargers linebacker was arrested for alleged domestic violence.

Seau, 41, who retired this year from the New England Patriots, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Scripps La Jolla Hospital, according to the Carlsbad Police Department.

Police received an emergency call about 8:42 a.m. Monday about a vehicle veering off the road at Carlsbad Boulevard at Solamar Avenue.

"Preliminary investigation shows the vehicle left the roadway and travelled over the cliff, landing on the beach below," Carlsbad police officials said in a prepared statement. "The vehicle was only occupied by the driver, a male who was identified as Junior Seau ... Investigation is continuing into how and why the accident occurred."

Authorities would not comment on whether the collision was related to Seau's arrest hours earlier or whether it was caused by something else. He had been arrested at 12:20 a.m. in Oceanside on suspicion of an alleged assault on his live-in girlfriend.

In a statement, Oceanside police said the 25-year-old victim in the case sustained minor injuries during a verbal argument. The victim, who was not named, did not require medical treatment. Seau was not at the residence when police arrived there.

According to Carlsbad police, "Seau called the victim while police were on scene and spoke to the officers; he agreed to return to the home. Shortly after midnight Seau drove back to the scene and he was arrested without incident as he approached the residence."

Seau was booked into the Vista Detention Facility and was released after posting bail.

A college All-American at USC and a 12-time Pro Bowl linebacker, Seau played 13 seasons with the San Diego Chargers and three seasons with the Miami Dolphins.

Seau went into a brief retirement before rejoining the New England Patriots and announced his retirement at the end of last season.

-- Andrew Blankstein


Photo: Skid marks show where Junior Seau's SUV plunged off a cliff. Credit: KSWB-TV

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V.P. Biden recently called violence against women, "the very worst abuse." The very worst abuse is valuing one life less than another for having been born the wrong sex. Under Biden's Violence Against Women Act the wrong sex is men. Shelter and services are virtually non-existent for male victims of domestic violence so those options out of a bad relationship, that are routinely available to women, are very often not available to men. Men wind up gender profiled and often falsely accused by the taxpayer funded, d.v. industry, because of gender feminist ideology controlling the d.v. industry. Men are often battered by domestic violence, and then battered again by the taxpayer funded, domestic violence industry. Credible research overwhelmingly shows that the ratio of d.v. is at least 50/50 between women & men. http://tinyurl.com/3sakk According to one study by researchers who work at the CDC, in 70% of domestic violence incidents, where the domestic violence is not mutual, it's women who initiate the domestic violence. http://tinyurl.com/yzm9xhe The taxpayer funded domestic violence industry has largely mischaracterized the true nature of d.v. from the beginning and continues to mislead the public. D.V. law follows a gender feminist agenda/ideology over facts in evidence and does great harm to many innocent men (and also many battering women who need help) as shown in "Los Misandry" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAmOxvudpF8

hmm, let's see...there was approximately a 5 hour window from the time he was released to the time of the accident.

what could he have been doing???

Those aren't skid marks, they're tracks. Skid marks signify someone was hitting the brakes. I think it's pretty obvious he was NOT.

First, the question that should be asked is whether Junior Seau was the aggressor of domestic violence, or was she, and whether a female officer was dispatched to hear her story? A good example of why can be found on a 2005 episode of COPS. In it, two male San Antonio (TX) police officers arrive on a domestic violence call. When they arrived, they found the man sitting outside the house, claiming he never even went inside the house. When the officers went inside, they found a very upset woman who said he had grabbed her by the arms and neck. She had the hand shaped bruises to prove it.

The officers than went outside to place the man under arrest, just as a female officer arrived. She also went in to talk to the woman. When she came out, she informed the other officers that the hand shaped bruises were more the size and shape of the woman’s own hands, so she went to talk to the neighbors. They told her that the woman, and not the man, was the abusive one.

At this point, they released the man, but informed him that the county prosecutor could still charge him, as arrests are mandatory in Texas whenever a woman makes a domestic violence claim.

The female officer saw through the tears of the woman and saw the truth.

In my 21 years of working with men, I’ve seen it repeatedly that when a female officer is on the scene, where a false allegation may be in play, she is the one to see it.

In 1994, when Kansas passed its mandatory arrest law, something interesting happened in the City of Lawrence, a University town about 40 miles from Kansas City. Over 50% of the ones arrested for domestic violence were women. The women’s shelters protested this, saying the officers were poorly trained in knowing who the real abuser is. However, whereas the national average for female officers is just 13%, in Lawrence it was nearly 40%, with them making most of the arrests.

Talking with female officers, they tell me that they do see a lot more than the male officers do, including the evidence of male officers who are themselves victims.

He may have been the victim, but t is common when the male is the victim, he is the one arrested, as in this case involving a sheriff deputy.

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thats not skid skid marks

People, this article is about the ACCIDENT not DV.
Try to focus.

And his little GF very well may be psycho - but that's what happens when grown men play around with little girls. He's no college boy anymore.

As others have said, those are tire tracks and not skid marks.

Big difference, as skid marks would indicate he was trying to stop.

Sad situation for everyone concerned.

Seau was trying to off himself, plain and simple. Case closed.

Been watching Junior Seau for years, he's an awesome athlete and I'm happy to hear that a San Diego judge dropped the domestic violence complaints against Junior.

Now let's see if their any civil charges are brought against Junior.


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