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Las Vegas Cops Dispute NFL Player's Allegations

Michael Bennett says he was targeted for being black

(Newser) - Police in Las Vegas have rejected Seattle Seahawks player Michael Bennett's claim that he was racially profiled during a shooting scare after the Mayweather-McGregor fight Aug. 26. Kevin McMahill, the undersheriff of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, told reporters Wednesday that as officers responded to a call about... More »

NFL Player Goes Public About Police Encounter

Michael Bennett says he was handcuffed, threatened for 'being a black man'

(Newser) - An NFL player is considering a civil rights lawsuit after he says Las Vegas police officers handcuffed him at gunpoint, threatened him, and used excessive force "for doing nothing more than simply being a black man in the wrong place at the wrong time." ESPN reports Michael Bennett... More »

Entire NFL Team May Take Action During National Anthem

The Seattle Seahawks may join Colin Kaepernick's protest as a team

(Newser) - Colin Kaepernick's protest of the national anthem appears to be snowballing. Two Seattle Seahawks players have insinuated they may do something as a team during the national anthem prior to Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins. "Anything we want to do, it's not going to be... More »

NFL Playoff Game Expected to Be Historically Cold

Highs are expected to be at or below 1 degree at game time

(Newser) - For those cynical fans who believe hell will freeze over before the Minnesota Vikings win a championship, your time might have finally arrived. The forecast is calling for some incredibly cold temperatures when the Vikings take on the Seattle Seahawks in the first round of the NFL playoffs on Sunday.... More »

Seahawks Fans Want to Break Up Ciara, Quarterback

They believe a breakup will inspire Russell Wilson

(Newser) - The Seattle Seahawks' 0-2 start has left many fans wondering what the problem is. Poor play calling? Too few touches for star tight end Jimmy Graham? The lack of a new Macklemore album? One group of 12s think they know what's hurting the Hawks: the ongoing relationship between singer... More »

Obit Lists Cause of Man's Death: the Seahawks

Michael Vedvik died hours after the team's Super Bowl loss

(Newser) - A lifelong Seattle Seahawks fan, Michael Vedvik died of a heart attack early Monday in his home in Kent, Wa., hours after his beloved team threw the fateful interception that cost them the Super Bowl . According to his obituary in the Spokesman-Review , Vedvik, 53, "loved his family, work, clients,... More »

Patriots Win Nail-Biter, 28-24

Seahawks give up 10-point lead in second half

(Newser) - New England cornerback Malcolm Butler tonight stole Seattle's dream of a second straight championship, ESPN reports. With the Patriots leading 28-24 in the waning seconds of Super Bowl XLIX, the Seattle Seahawks drove down the field and even saw receiver Jermaine Kearse complete a miracle catch ( Bleacher Report... More »

Katy Perry Lets Out 'Roar' at Halftime

But did she diss Taylor Swift?

(Newser) - Did Katy Perry diss Taylor Swift , or just let out a huge roar? The pop princess emerged for her Super Bowl halftime show in a flaming dress riding an enormous mechanical beast and singing her hit song "Roar," reports the New York Times' Super Bowl Blog . As she... More »

Super Bowl Shows Value of Losing

John Tamny sees a conservative lesson in Pete Carroll's comeback

(Newser) - The Seahawks' dominance last night put Pete Carroll "in an elite circle of the all-time greatest football coaches," but he wasn't always held in such high esteem, writes John Tamny at Forbes . "Failure made Pete Carroll." Carroll, you'll recall, was fired after just one... More »

Seahawks Crush Broncos, 43-8

Denver horribly out of synch as Seattle dominates

(Newser) - "Omaha! Omaha! Wha?" The Denver Broncos' first play from scrimmage in Super Bowl XLVIII turned into a humiliating safety when the snap sailed by Peyton Manning's head into the end zone. That set the tone for a scoreless Denver first half, as the Seattle Seahawks defense intercepted Manning... More »

Bunny, Manatees, Porcupine Predict Super Bowl Winner

But the animals can't agree

(Newser) - One way or another, a horse or a bird is going home with the Lombardi Trophy for Super Bowl XLVIII. The big game between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks is just around the corner, and it's the first Super Bowl to be played on Groundhog Day, so what... More »

Hey Seattleites, You Need More 'Swagger,' Trash-Talk

Essayist thinks city is too soft; NFL fines Richard Sherman

(Newser) - The NFL today fined Seattle Seahawks player Richard Sherman $7,875 for taunting, though it's apparently not because of his volatile post-game interview . Instead, it seems to be for the choking gesture he made toward the 49ers QB at the end of the game, reports BuzzFeed . But as for... More »

Deaf NFL Player Exchanges Letters With Girl He Inspired

Response by Seahawks' Derrick Coleman to young fan is a big hit

(Newser) - The Seahawks' Derrick Coleman is legally deaf, a fact that millions of people have discovered via a popular ad for Duracell featuring the player. (It's got more than 10 million views on YouTube .) But AdWeek takes note of a nice side story: A 9-year-old girl who is hearing... More »

Richard Sherman: 'Thug' Just an Accepted Version of N-Word

Seattle Seahawks cornerback responds to interview controversy

(Newser) - Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman found himself the center of a storm of controversy after he gave a loud, emotional post-game interview/rant moments after his team beat the 49ers to make it to the Super Bowl. Many critics responded by calling Sherman a "thug" (the term was used an... More »

Seahawks Fans Literally Cause Earthquake—Again

Deja vu indeed: Happens as same player makes touchdown against same team

(Newser) - Seahawks fans jumped to their feet Saturday night during Marshawn Lynch's electrifying touchdown run against the New Orleans Saints—and their screaming and stomping caused a small earthquake. That sentence was true on Jan. 8, 2011 ... and on Jan. 11, 2014. In the weirdest kind of deja vu, seismologists... More »

At Seahawks Game, Cops Dress as ... 49ers Fans

Fans are having a hard time keeping their hands to themselves

(Newser) - Apparently, Seattle Seahawks fans have gotten thuggish to the point that police are going undercover for today's game—dressed in 49ers jerseys, in a tactic aimed squarely at curbing fan fights and attacks. "The goal here is to get people to be on their best behavior," says... More »

Nate Silver Makes His Super Bowl Prediction

Five Thirty-Eight blogger: Seattle will challenge New England

(Newser) - Betters beware: Number-crunching guru Nate Silver has made his prediction for the Super Bowl. Sitting down at ESPN's First Take , the Five Thirty-Eight blogger forecast a matchup between the New England Patriots and—believe it or don't—the Seattle Seahawks. Silver's hosts didn't question his Pats... More »

Even Scott Walker Wants NFL's Union Refs Back

Wisconsin governor wants the real referees back on the field

(Newser) - Just how bad was that NFL call by replacement refs last night? It's got Wisconsin's union-busting governor clamoring for an end to the labor dispute and a return of the union refs, reports Yahoo Sports . "After catching a few hours of sleep, the #Packers game is still... More »

Careful, NFL, Your League Is Becoming a Joke

Bring back the real refs, cry sports columnists

(Newser) - The NFL says it supports the decision by replacement refs last night to give Seattle a game-winning TD on the final play—or, more specifically, not to overturn it upon review, reports ESPN . (It notes that the refs should have called the Seattle player for pass interference, but that's... More »

Seahawks Beat Packers 14-12 in Replacement Ref Mayhem

Was it a touchdown or a touchback?

(Newser) - "We wuz robbed" by crazy replacement refs, the Green Bay Packers were thinking last night when a bewildering end of the game call left them scratching their heads. Seattle beat the Packers 14-12. But MD Jennings was certain he had intercepted a late-game pass, and even had the ball... More »

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