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Shock cut McCullough loose

Shock linebacker Kevin McCullough soaks in the cheers after scoring on an interception late in the first half April 3, 2009, against Stockton. The Shock won. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
Shock linebacker Kevin McCullough soaks in the cheers after scoring on an interception late in the first half April 3, 2009, against Stockton. The Shock won. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

The Spokane Shock are cutting ties with ‘The Chainsaw.’

Shock head coach Rob Keefe on Tuesday informed Kevin McCullough, one of the team’s most popular players and a 2½-year starter at linebacker, that he will be traded or released. The move comes just days after McCullough’s first interception of the season, which he returned for a touchdown in Spokane’s win over former No. 1 Jacksonville.

“It’s one of the toughest things I’ve had to do and I know I’m going to get nailed for doing it, but I just have to do what’s best for the team,” Keefe said. “Kevin’s a great person, but from a coaching standpoint winning is the goal.”

McCullough, nicknamed 'The Chainsaw', had 15 interceptions in 2008-09 when the Shock went 37-3 in arenafootball2. He said he was “floored and just completely blindsided” upon hearing the news from Keefe. “I felt honestly a little betrayed by an organization I’ve done a lot for, not just on the field but off.”

Here's a link to the entire article. I'll update this story later today.




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