SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Junior Seau's death has been ruled a suicide by the San Diego County medical examiner's office.
An autopsy Thursday confirmed that the former NFL linebacker died of a gunshot wound to the chest, the medical examiner's office said. The office said further details would be released in a final investigative report, which may take up to 90 days to complete.
Officials said they were awaiting a decision by the family on whether to turn over Seau's brain to unidentified outside researchers for study.
Seau died Wednesday in his home in suburban Oceanside.