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Tedy Bruschi’s voice is usually excitable, but when an ESPN SportsCenter anchor asked him Wednesday for his reaction to the death of former teammate Junior Seau, Bruschi’s voice was a few notches below the norm.
“I’m just sad, very sad,” said Bruschi, the former Arizona standout who won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots.
Seau, who died Wednesday at age 43 from an apparent suicide, joined the Patriots in 2006 and played three years with Bruschi and the New England linebacker corps.
“I grew up watching him play,” Bruschi said in the ESPN interview, his voice returning to its usual gusto. “I loved to watch him play. And then in 2006, he became my teammate. I spent a lot of time with him.
“We won a lot of games in 2007 for Junior (when New England went 16-0 in the regular season but lost in the Super Bowl to the New York Giants). We wanted to win the Super Bowl for Junior. I loved him so much. It didn’t take long for people to love Junior.”