NFL star Junior Seau drives off embankment

This Oct. 14, 2009, photo shows Junior Seau answering a reporter's question after the New England Patriots announced they re-signed the 40-year-old linebacker during a media availability at the NFL football team's facility in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

October 18, 2010 11:44:31 AM PDT
Former NFL star linebacker Junior Seau has driven off an embankment in Southern California and is hospitalized with minor injuries, hours after he was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. Carlsbad police say the 12-time Pro Bowler's Cadillac SUV was found Monday morning on the beach about 30 feet below the roadside. He was taken to Scripps La Jolla Hospital in San Diego.

Richard Doan, who answered the phone of a woman who works for Seau's foundation, says Seau is shaken up but appears to have escaped serious injury.

San Diego sheriff's Lt. Phil Brust says Seau was released from jail around 3:30 a.m., about five hours before the crash.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash.

Seau played for the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots before retiring after last season.


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