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GM John Schneider on Lynch: “I kind of love his act”; Maxwell a top offseason priority; Wilson talks coming

Seahawks general manager John Schneider talked after practice here at team headquarters in Renton today to the local media for the first time since before the draft in May.

The highlights:

–Schneider said of Marshawn Lynch: “He’s under contract for next year.” The GM called Lynch “a warrior,” adding “You’d be hard-pressed to find a better running back in the National Football League.”

After he said that, I felt compelled to ask him, “So you are not tired of ‘his act’?” That was a reference to this and other unsubstantiated report in October that the Seahawks would be getting

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Report: NFL fines Marshawn Lynch again as NFL unrolls blanket coverage on his every move

Amid deflated balls in New England, the NFL has fined Marshawn Lynch for grabbing his, well, you know …

ESPN reports this morning the league has fined the Seahawks star running back $20,000 for this act below at the end of his touchdown run that put Seattle ahead of Green Bay late in regulation of last weekend’s NFC championship game.

This brings Lynch’s fine totals for this season from the NFL to $131,050. He got docked $100,000 after national media complained about him not talking in the locker room immediately following Seattle’s loss

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You mad bro? Not with all these story lines in this Seahawks-Patriots Super Bowl

Good thing there’s still two weeks until the Super Bowl.

This Seahawks-Patriots pairing needs that long to fit in almost as many story lines as Richard Sherman has insightful/clever/inflammatory/entertaining quotes.

Wait, you don’t agree?

What, “You mad bro?”

That’s what Sherman directed at New England quarterback Tom Brady on Oct. 14, 2012, after Seattle rallied from being down 23-10 with 8 minutes left. Two touchdown passes from a rookie third-round draft choice named Russell Wilson beat Brady and the AFC-champion Patriots, 24-23, in a Northwest downpour.

That’s the last time these teams met heading into Super Bowl 49 on Feb.

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Dominant themes in Seahawks’ locker room after win over Arizona: Unity; Lynch talking — or not

Two issues dominated the postgame scene inside the Seahawks’ locker room following today’s reviving, 19-3 win over NFC West-leading Arizona:

1. The meeting of more unity and trust 10 “core” veteran players had with coach Pete Carroll a couple days ago, and the effect that had on the most complete defensive effort of the season.

2. The ongoing sideshow that follows Marshawn Lynch’s every move — and even fewer words.

Doug Baldwin, Kam Chancellor, Marshawn Lynch, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas were among the 10, self-described “core” veterans that met a few days ago with coach Pete Carroll

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Reasons for Seahawks’ optimism: Haven’t played complete game since opener, plus their return to health

The Seahawks’ players have their weekly day off from practicing today. They will be back on the field in Renton tomorrow to start full preparations for Sunday’s home game against the New York Giants (3-5), who got hammered at home last night by Indianapolis 40-24 in a game that was 37-10 after three quarters.

As for the Seahawks: it is halfway through what has been a rather eventful regular season for the defending Super Bowl champions, and I say 5-3 is about what this team deserves to be right now.

The Seahawks were brilliant in a zooming, opening win

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Senior editor Russell Wilson, on Derek Jeter’s new frontier in athletes’ interaction with fans, opines on domestic violence

Click on the front page today of Derek Jeter’s new athletes website, The Players’ Tribune, and you’ll see Jeter’s new senior editor.

It’s Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, complete with a closeup of him in his Seattle uniform and his signature.

Click on that, and you will read the usually controlled, conservatively messaged Wilson writing and opining on the hottest-button issue in the NFL, if not society, today: domestic violence.

“I used to beat people up. Truthfully, I used to beat people up a lot,” is how Wilson begins his first column for The Players’ Tribune. “Many of you

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“Bogus” indeed: Marshawn Lynch cleared by police of assault allegation; Seahawks time Ricardo Lockette in a kickoff 40 at 3.93 seconds

It started out oddly … and stayed that way.

The assault allegation against Marshawn Lynch that became news Monday morning via an unusual and mostly unsolicited release from the Bellevue Police Department ended Wednesday night. That’s when the Bellevue PD issued a statement ending its investigation and clearing the Seahawks running back of a woman’s allegations he had committed assault and personal-property damage.

“He was not involved in this incident in any way,” the Bellevue PD’s statement read.

So that’s that.

The statement did note the investigation remains open and ongoing. But it no longer will involve Lynch or the Seahawks.

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Questionable questions at media day

A sampling of questions asked at Tuesday’s Super Bowl media day:

“Who’s your crush?” – a reporter to Seahawks’ Richard Sherman, who responded “Isn’t Beyoncé everybody’s crush?”

“What’s the Roman numeral for 48?” – a Nickelodeon reporter dressed as a superhero to third-string quarterback B.J. Daniels

“Do you own a pet unicorn? Is the Lombardi Trophy filled with chocolate? And have you ever worn sweats to the strip club? – a reporter to center Max Unger

“A guy asked me if he could buy my earrings. I think he was joking.” – Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor

“Somebody asked me what

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