John Fox pays respects to Junior Seau

How much respect does John Fox have for Junior Seau?

Enough to fly from Denver to San Diego on Friday after the Broncos’ rookie minicamp practice to attend a celebration of life in Seau’s memory at Qualcomm Stadium on Friday night. Fox will return to Denver for the Broncos’ practice Saturday. Fox will be joined by Denver vice president John Elway and quarterback Peyton Manning at the ceremony.

The Chargers are hosting the event. Seau committed suicide May 2. He was 43.

Fox, a San Diego native like Seau, was on the Chargers’ staff in 1992-93. Seau was part of that team.

“I have the utmost respect (for Seau),” Fox told reporters Friday afternoon before flying to San Diego. “It was a tragedy losing a guy of that magnitude both as a person and as a player. It is going to be about celebrating Junior and his life and I’m more than happy to be there.”

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