The late Junior Seau was not far from the thoughts of friends and associates in the immediate aftermath of news of a proposed settlement of concussion-related lawsuits between the NFL and more than 4,500 ex-players.
Seau, the former San Diego Chargers linebacker and USC star, committed suicide in 2012. He was 43.
Tight end Alex Holmes also played for USC -- long after Seau's era -- and played eight games in the NFL with Miami in 2005. He tweeted about the proposed settlement on Thursday morning.
The proposed settlement comes out to about $170,000 per affected player. Lawyers in the talks said the proposed agreement was reached about 2 a.m. Thursday.
Those involved in the suits included Seau's family and icons Eric Dickerson and Tony Dorsett.
Outspoken Raiders punter Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) weighed in with a series of tweets on Thursday morning and referenced the NCAA.
Michael McCann (@McCannSportsLaw), legal analyst for Sports Illustrated and NBA.com, addressed the proposed settlement and the prospect for movement on the NCAA front on Twitter.