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Archives: June 2009

June
30th

Hawks announce training camp dates open to public

The Seahawks announced today the training camp, practice dates that will be open to the public, from Aug. 3 to Aug. 20. The team will use The Landing, a mixed-use facility next to Boeing in Renton, as a staging area for parking. Fans will have to pay $5 to park there and will be provided transportation to the team’s facility.

Anyone interested in attending practice can register beginning July 16 at 10 a.m. at Seahawks.com.

The Seahawks also will have two free practices at the University of Washington on Aug. 7 and Aug. 18. The public will have to pay for parking at UW. For more info check out the press release below.

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June
30th

Morning links: Reporter offers gentle warning to Goodell

Associated Press reporter Gregg Bell recently climbed Mount Rainier and wrote about his experience. A West Point graduate who still runs more than 30 miles a week, Bell said he was smoked after reaching the 14,411-foot peak, and told league commissioner Roger Goodell that he better be in shape when he takes on Rainier along with Seahawks head coach Jim Mora and team CEO Tod Leiweke in a climb for charity on July 8.

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June
26th

Morning links: More details on Schmitt

In my story today on Owen Schmitt’s arrest for suspicion of driving while under the influence, more details emerge on the incident gleaned from the officer’s report at the scene.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk says that in the wake league commissioner Roger Goodell suspended indefinitely Browns receiver Donte’ Stallworth for killing a man while driving drunk, he believes Schmitt should be suspended for a year. Do you think this is too harsh?

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June
25th

Schmitt arrested for investigation of DUI

Seahawks fullback Owen Schmitt was arrested last weekend by Black Diamond police for investigation of drunken driving.


According to a report, Schmitt’s blood alchohol level was twice the legal limit. In Washington, that’s .08.


"I sincerely apologize to the team, the NFL, the fans and my family and friends for my actions and my poor judgment," Schmitt said in written statement released by the Seahawks.


"I fully understand the seriousness of this matter, and I am disappointed in myself. I am committed to earning back the trust of everyone affected."


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June
23rd

Three former Demon Deacons in focus

Free lance reporter Rob Daniels, formerly of the Greensboro News & Record, was in town during the Seahawks last minicamp a few weeks ago, and put together a nice piece on the three Wake Forest products, center Steve Vallos, tight end John Tereshinski and linebacker Aaron Curry.


Daniels also put together some video interviews and an audio slideshow, which you can check out here.

June
18th

Hawks sign TE Morrah

The Seattle Seahawks have signed Cal tight end Cameron Morrah, who the team drafted in the seventh round in this year’s draft, according to the team’s twitter account.


Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


With Morrah now in the fold, the team has signed seventh round draft picks defensive end Nick Reed, safety Courtney Greene and sixth round draft pick quarterback Mike Teel. Left to be signed are first round pick Aaron Curry, second round pick Max Unger and third round pick Deon Butler.

June
18th

Morning links: Hawks ranked 25th overall by NFL.com fan poll

If you’ve been following the fan poll at nfl.com over the past week, then you probably saw that the Seattle Seahawks were ranked 25th overall in that fan poll. The Hawks were the focus of the broadcast of NFL Access on Wednesday, where analyst Charles Davis said the 25th overall ranking for Seattle was too low.

Check out that segment here.

The Hawks are getting a lot of love on nfl.com right now. A story by Steve Wyche, who covered the Jim Mora-led Atlanta Falcons while working as the beat reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, can be checked out here.

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