– Former NFL linebacker Junior Seau, 43, was found shot to death at his home this morning. Police are investigating the case as a suicide. Former WCW Champion Bill Goldberg wrote on his Twitter that he had just played in a charity golf tournament with Seau yesterday, writing, "Sad day….Played in a Charity Golf tournament yesterday with Junior and now he's gone. RIP my friend. Please say a prayer for him... Junior Seau…..RIP"
Seau's death is being linked by some to repetitive brain trauma from the concussions he suffered throughout his career, which is also a problem in pro wrestling. You can read more about Seau's passing at USAToday.com by clicking here.
- As noted earlier, The 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta sided with Hustler magazine in a case against the family of Nancy Toffolini Benoit. The magazine, which had published 24-year-old nude photos of Nancy after she was murdered by husband Chris Benoit in 2007, claimed that they could print the photos because they were newsworthy. Nancy's family argued that the adult publication didn't have permission to publish the pictures. A jury had decided to penalize the magazine $19.6 million in 2011, which was later reduced to $250,000, which both sides appealed prompting this ruling. That fine was then vacated after the court ruled that there wasn't enough evidence to support the penalty.
CNN has more details on the ruling at this link. They report that the appeals court determined that Toffoloni's lawyers could not prove that the magazine knowingly violated state law, and that a "defendant operating under an innocent mistake cannot be held liable for punitive damages."
- Nigel McGuinness recently spoke with The LAW on his transition from the ring to behind the mic as a commentator as well as his documentary he is working on, being a leader for younger talent in the locker room and more. McGuinness also talked about how he views his career.
"Creatively, absolutely I consider my career a tremendous success," said McGuinness. "I got to wrestle all over the world with some of the best wrestlers in the world. On some great stages as well; I wrestled Kurt Angle in TNA in a pay-per-view main event, which was just a fantastic main event. To wrestle in Japan in Korakuen Hall, to wrestle in Wembley Arena in London in front of eight thousand fans, where I went when I was fifteen years old and dreamt of being a wrestler. Creatively, absolutely, I don't think anyone could say it was a failure. Financially, you could argue that maybe it wasn't quite so successful.
You can check out the full interview below: