Boston University Hopes to Study Junior Seau's Brain

May 3, 2012 Updated May 3, 2012 at 6:05 PM EDT

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Boston University Hopes to Study Junior Seau's Brain

May 3, 2012 Updated May 3, 2012 at 6:05 PM EDT

According to the Twitter account of Sports Illustrated writer Peter King, Boston University researchers are seeking to study the brain of former NFL player Junior Seau.

Seau was found dead at his California home Wednesday of what police said was an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.

Read Peter King's Twitter feed HERE.