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REPORT: Hall of Fame will let Sydney Seau speak at Junior Seau's induction ceremony

The Pro Football Hall of Fame will reportedly change its mind and go against its own rules, allowing Junior Seau's daughter to speak live at his induction ceremony next weekend.

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The daughter of the late Junior Seau will be able to speak live during the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony after all.

FOX Sports has learned the Hall has added some opportunities that will help Sydney Seau further honor her father as a posthumous selection next Saturday in Canton, Ohio.

Sydney will be given the chance to participate in an on-stage interview conducted after the unveiling of Seau's bust. The Hall also has invited Sydney and Seau's three sons to unveil his bust on stage. Normally, the unveiling is only done by the presenter and enshrinee.

The Hall will continue to uphold its rule calling for only a video presentation of a posthumous inductee that includes the presenter's speech. However, the Hall has taped a 6 1/2-minute highlight video of Seau's 20-year NFL career that includes comments from Sydney. The normal highlight video lasts three minutes.


Junior Seau was a special guy, and a special player, and so it's only right that he receive special recognition as he heads into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

It will still be a very sad day for all, as we wish Junior could be there to make one of his great speeches on his way in to the Hall, but now his wishes will be followed. That's all we could have asked for, buddy.