06/01/2012 02:04 pm ET

Junior Seau's Last Days Before Suicide

OCEANSIDE, Calif. – Junior Seau's last days were filled with friends and flirting, beaches and bar-hopping, lifting weights and lifting spirits. His nights were another story.

Hours after Seau's suicide, his 11-year-old son, Hunter, told his mother, Seau's ex-wife Gina, what he'd seen while staying with his father a month earlier. Hunter got up about 3 a.m. to let out Rock, a pit bull-mastiff mix. His father's bedroom light was on, so Hunter peeked in, as Gina relates his tale.

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