Sports world reacts to Junior Seau's death

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The sports world reacts to Junior Seau's death

A sampling of reaction to the suicide of 12-time Pro Bowl linebacker Junior Seau.

Storified by Dave Wilson · Wed, May 02 2012 16:23:04

RIP Junior Seau. http://bit.ly/Jfc46y http://pic.twitter.com/pAlmmpAbNFLJunior was a true competitor and a special player. My heartfelt condolences go out to the Seau family.John ElwayMy prayers and condolences to the family of one of the NFL's greatest linebackers to ever play the game.. Junior Seau.. R.I.PChad Ochocinco#RIP Junior Seau Such a great player I watched growing up!! My prayers and condolences go out to his family!! Sad to hear..Mark Ingram R.I.P Jr. Seau one of the greatest players to play the game!Reggie BushJunior Seau will certainly be missed. A great football player but a better man. He was classy,caring & courageous.God bless the Seau familyDeionSandersAt a loss for words right now. R.I.P Junior Seau.Justin TuckI pray for strength & comfort for the Seau Family. #RIP JR Seau !!!Brian DawkinsGoodbye Junior Seau, you were an inspiration for turning success into greater good. Thank you for making San Diego a better place for youth.Tony HawkR.I.P Junior Seau!!!! Loved his energy and passion for the GAME and LIFE. Had the pleasure to compete against Jr.#RESPECTTorry HoltJunior Seau was a phenomenal player. This is such a tragedy. May God be with his family. Hope he found peace.ryan clarkSaddened 2 hear of the death of NFL GREAT Junior Seau! A great football player but an even GREATER man! He will b missed! #fbKurt WarnerSuch a sad story of Junior Seau. My prayers go out to his family. He was a good man and will be missed.Heath BellReally sad news about Junior Seau. Very few players can be the soul of a city like he was in San Diego. One of the All time greats. #RIPJacob HesterI Just heard the sad news that Jr. Seau has Passed away. One of the greatest sports figures from San Diego. #tragicTerrell DavisLife and death comes to us all and it's never easy when you lose someone. My prayers and thoughts are with the family and friends of Jr SeauEmmitt SmithSo saddened by the news of Junior Seau's passing. The hearts of the Trojan family go out to his relatives and friends.Pete CarrollGod Bless Junior Seau & his family! My heart & condolences go out 2 his family. May u RIP!Terrell OwensHe was one of the 1st to show myself and other young aspiring athletes from San Diego how to fulfill your dreams. He's an Icon to usJared DudleyRIP 2 junior seau... 1 of the best LB's to ever play the gameLaMarr WoodleyNot Junior Seau! He was my idol growing up. True professional and role model to all. Rest In Peace Mr. Seau.Victor Cruz