Former USC and San Diego Chargers football star Junior Seau drove off a San Diego County cliff early Monday morning. Seau was taken to a local hospital after the crash to get treatment for his injuries.
According to numerous reports, the incident occurred after he was arrested for domestic violence in Oceanside earlier in the day. The police department has said they will not be investigating the crash.
The Oceanside police department also released the following statement on the arrest:
Junior Seau was arrested for the alleged assault of his ... live-in girlfriend. The victim reportedly sustained minor injuries that did not require medical treatment. On October 17, 2010 at 10:13 p.m. police were dispatched to the Seau residence on South Strand in Oceanside to investigate the report of a domestic violence assault. The 25-year-old victim reported that Junior Seau assaulted her during a verbal argument. Seau was not at the residence when police arrived.
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Seau called the victim while police were on scene and spoke to the officers; he agreed to return to the home. Shortly after midnight Seau drove back to the scene and he was arrested without incident as he approached the residence.
After his arrest, at around 3:20 a.m., Seau posted bail and was allowed to return home.