Junior Seau, a former pro-bowl NFL linebacker for the San Diego Chargers and New England Patriots, was arrested for domestic violence early Monday morning (Oct. 18) in Oceanside, CA. He subsequently drove his car off a cliff near Carlsbad, CNN is reporting.

]]><![CDATA[The domestic violence incident began when police were called to Seau's house after reports of an assault. The alleged victim is Seau's live-in girlfriend, who sustained minor injuries. She claims Seau assaulted her during a verbal disagreement. Seau was not home when the police arrived, but returned home later to speak with the officers. Seau was arrested early Monday morning and charged with spousal assault. He was released on bail. Sometime later that morning, he drive his SUV off a cliff and landed on the beach. He was taken to nearby Lo Jolla Hospital for treatment. Law enforcement is still investigating the cause of the accident. Seau is still hospitalized. There is no word as to his condition at this time. Follow Zap2it and Zap2itAndrea on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news.

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