On Saturday, Junior Seau’s daughter, Sydney, presented her father at his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction. However, the Hall of Fame did not allow her to give a full speech, citing a posthumous-induction policy from 2010.
Above, courtesy of the New York Times, is the full speech she would have given. It was recorded in her hotel room in Canton, Ohio.
Sydney touched on an array of topics related to her father and his storied NFL career, but her reflection about the day of his suicide is especially moving.
From the New York Times:
“May 2, 2012, we all endured a loss. Thousands lost their all-time favorite linebacker, hundreds lost their favorite Charger, tens lost their buddy, and four lost their father. The reason why this honor is so hard to accept is because we had always envisioned him still being here to accept it.
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