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Seau home burns; mind is with community

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by RaiderRay, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. RaiderRay

    RaiderRay RIP SD Chargers...Go Padres, Gulls, Ducks, Raiders Staff Member Administrator Podcaster

    Jun 20, 2005

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Junior Seau has more to worry about right now than Clinton Portis and the rest of the Washington Redskins offense.

    The New England Patriots linebacker also is thinking about hishometown of San Diego, which has been ravaged by wildfires. Nearly 460,000 acres have burned in California this week, and losses in San Diego County alone total at least $1 billion.

    Seau said Thursday that at least one of his homes has burned and a restaurant he owns was temporarily used as a shelter.

    "It's definitely not a normal week," said Seau, whose family, including his three children, live in San Diego.

    The 18-year veteran spent his first 13 seasons with the Chargers, earning 12 straight Pro Bowl selections. Seau has several houses in the San Diego area.

    Seau returned to the city Tuesday, the Patriots' off-day this week as they prepare for Sunday's game against the Redskins. He helped relocate his parents to a beach-front home he owns in an area outside the danger zone.

    "They're all in trouble," Seau said. "Not just my family and friends, but the whole community. To see that on TV and to know that everything that they're showing is familiar but unfamiliar due to the fact that it doesn't look the same from when I left it."

    Seau said he turned his restaurant in San Diego into a shelter for his employees' families. A few dozen people stayed there Monday and Tuesday, before the restaurant reopened Wednesday, according to an employee.

    "You have all the stories about your friends — they're losing everything," Seau said. "You can't really understand what is actually transpiring daily. Lives are changing, and they're in desperate need of help."
  2. Retired Catholic

    Retired Catholic BoltTalker

    Aug 3, 2006
    Losing one house is bad enough, more than one is a nasty blow. He, at least, has the comfort of knowing he can rebuild when and where he chooses, but the memories kept in those places are gone. I am afraid that many others are not so fortunate.
  3. ntman68

    ntman68 Well-Known Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    Maybe it's just me, but doesn't that sound a little... I dunno... excessive? I mean I get having the big crib with all the niceties and maybe even a vacation home or two around the country, but several in one area? Just seems weird.
  4. Daddy_O

    Daddy_O Well-Known Member

    Nov 28, 2006
    There are three in our family trust and was seven up till about 3 years ago. It's an excellent investment for retirement.
  5. msmith

    msmith BoltTalker

    May 23, 2006
    That is what Drew Brees said:

    “Yeah I have. I talked to LaDainian Tomlinson. His neighborhood was burned pretty badly. His home was not burned but his but some of the other homes in his neighborhood were burned pretty badly. He just said it was awful; it was just black; everything was just burned to a crisp. Monday was a bad day because my brother-in-law is in my house (in San Diego) and they got evacuated because the fire was coming towards my house, it was coming towards everyone’s house. They evacuated 300,000 people or something like that, so I had that on my mind and it rained six inches over in Audubon Park and all the streets are flooding and my basement is flooding, my attic is getting water. I am just going, ‘How can this be a worse day?’ Both houses are okay, but I feel terrible for the people that have to go through this again. Don’t forget, in 2003 I was in San Diego for the Cedar fires. I thought that was bad, I guess this is even worse.”

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