The family of the late NFL star Junior Seau has settled its wrongful death lawsuit against the NFL over the popular San Diego linebacker’s 2012 suicide.

The confidential settlement comes after the family opted out of the NFL concussion settlement covering more than 20,000 retired players.

Seau was 43 when he killed himself and was posthumously diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a brain disease that can result from repeated head trauma.

His case was among those that increased scrutiny of NFL policies regarding concussions and player safety.

His family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the league in March 2013.

Attorney Steve Strauss represented Seau’s four children and the Seau trust.

“Throughout this process, they have demonstrated the same spirit and commitment that their father, Junior, modeled during his incredible life and NFL career,” Strauss said. “We know he would have been proud of them.”  

“I’m glad that it’s resolved for them now so they can move on with their lives,” Strauss said Friday, when notice of the settlement was filed in federal court in Philadelphia, where the NFL concussion cases are being handled.

“It took a long time. That was frustrating, but it was successfully settled, and that’s good,” Strauss said.

Seau, a 10-time All-Pro and 12-time Pro Bowl selection, was posthumously elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015. Hopefully his family finds some peace now.