May 4th, 2012
03:14 AM ET

Junior Seau's funeral plans to be announced

Funeral arrangements may be announced Friday for Junior Seau, a day after authorities said that the football icon committed suicide.

The San Diego County medical examiner's office Thursday classified the death of the former NFL linebacker as a suicide, but the finding will probably do little to answer questions swirling since he was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.

Toxicology results and the narrative that could reveal contributing factors in the death could take weeks or longer to complete, said Sarah Gordon of the medical examiner's office.

Since news broke that Seau was found Wednesday in his Oceanside, California, home with a gunshot wound to the chest, there has been speculation about whether repeated hits to his head over his 20-year pro career could be a contributing factor.

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