CANTON, Ohio (AP) The family of the late Junior Seau will not disrupt the Hall of Fame ceremonies on Aug. 8 despite its disagreement with a policy preventing live remarks during a posthumous induction.
Steve Strauss, legal counsel to the Seaus and partner at Cooley LLP, says in an email Monday night that the family ''does not want this issue to become a distraction to Junior's accomplishments and legacy or those of the other inductees.''
Seau, who took his own life in 2012, will be saluted with a video presentation in which his daughter, Sydney, will speak. But Hall policy does not allow for live speeches during a posthumous induction.
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Sydney Seau admitted last week she was upset with not being allowed to give a speech, but Strauss says, ''The Seau family looks forward to celebrating Junior's extraordinary accomplishments at the Hall of Fame."
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