I’m not sure what the NFL is thinking on this one.

According to a report from the New York Times, the family of the late Junior Seau will not be allowed to speak at his induction to the NFL Hall of Fame.

The league will show a video of Seau highlights at his induction instead.

When his induction was announced at the Super Bowl, his family rejoiced and started thinking about what to say at the ceremony in Canton, Ohio, on Aug. 8. Seau had told them if he ever made it, he wanted his daughter, Sydney, to introduce him.

… “It’s frustrating because the induction is for my father and for the other players, but then to not be able to speak, it’s painful,” Sydney said. “I just want to give the speech he would have given. It wasn’t going to be about this mess. My speech was solely about him.”

Seau committed suicide in 2012, and following his death was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

By Glenn Erby

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