Originally Posted by smashem
I hate that he would kill himself, pretty selfish having 3 kids the wife what-ever. I have always said it is the easy way out. I know he had a restaurant that he owned i find it hard to believe he owed money, and i am also sure he probably lived a well off life as far as having stuff Ect. No matter was a great player and suks big time.
No doubt it's selfish.
The worst part is the kids will now only get to hear about how great of a person their dad was, instead of being able to hear the deeds from him personally.
I know a lot of athletes go out of their way, donation and community wise, but Junior was one of those athletes with a ton of publicity surrounding a lot of what he did, because what he did was over the top and amazing - even by athlete's standards.
As Canuck2 says, you can see the public side of these guys and it looks amazing, but deep down in the personal sea, you never know the torment or demons they hide.