A woman who sued Junior Seau in 2007 spoke out Tuesday after he was accused of domestic violence.
Early on Monday morning, the former Chargers linebacker was arrested by Oceanside police for "injury of spouse or cohabitant," according to the San Diego Sheriff's Department. Seau's girlfriend alleged he assaulted her during a verbal argument.
Hours later, Seau posted $25,000 bail and was released. Later in the morning, his Cadillac Escalade went off a cliff at the beach in Carlsbad. Seau was taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital for treatment after the crash. Police said on Monday night that Seau had fallen asleep at the wheel. The former Pro Bowler was released from the hospital on Tuesday morning
The allegations stemming from Monday's incident are not Seau's only court case connected to his interactions with women. He was sued by two women in January 2007 after an alleged incident at downtown's Side Bar the previous May, according to a report in the San Diego Union-Tribune.
According to the paper, the women in the 2007 incident claimed that the former Pro Bowler threw drinks at them and made obscene remarks about their bodies. An incident report from the bar said both parties threw food at each other.
On Tuesday, one of the women involved in that suit, which was resolved with a "confidential settlement," released a statement through her attorney, Steven A. Wickman, regarding Seau's arrest.
"I just saw it this morning, and I am not surprised that he is in the media again for violence against women," Chrisine Carson stated. "It's only a matter of time before he seriously hurts someone. I think he should be held accountable for his actions just like everyone else so he does not continue to victimize women. Again, I am not surprised."
After the 2007 suit was filed, Seau said in a statement that the women's claims were greatly exaggerated.
Seau was born in San Diego and played for the Chargers from 1990 to 2002. He attended Oceanside High School before attending University of Southern California. He owns two restaurants; Seau's The Restaurant in Mission Valley and Temecula.
The former Charger is due in court on Oct. 25.
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