May 3, 2012 8:14 PM by Jordan Mason
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego County medical examiner's office has ruled Junior Seau's death a suicide.
The autopsy says Seau died of a gunshot wound to the chest.
The medical examiner's office says it is awaiting a decision by the family on whether to turn over Seau's brain to unidentified outside researchers for study.
Seau died Wednesday in his home in suburban Oceanside.
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