Seahawks won’t comment on Vick
Atlanta West is pretty quiet on Michael Vick.
The Seahawks kept former Falcons coaches and executives who were with Vick in Atlanta earlier this decade from talking after a voluntary practice Thursday. That included coach Jim Mora, who led Vick in Atlanta from 2004-06.
The former Falcons quarterback arrived Thursday at his Hampton, Va., home, a day after being released from a federal prison in Kansas to begin two months of home monitoring and a $10-an-hour job in construction to complete his sentence for running a dogfighting ring.
Vick did get a voice of support in Seattle from a fellow quarterback.
“Without knowing every detail about the situation – there’s just so much about it it’s hard to keep up with everything – it seems like he paid a pretty severe penalty,” Matt Hasselbeck said. “I definitely believe in second chances for people.”
Seattle is rumored as a possible place for Vick to resurface in the league. That is, if NFL commissioner Roger Goodell decides to reinstate him.
Irish consider Yankee Stadium
Looking to celebrate its football history, Notre Dame is considering a game at the new Yankee Stadium.
“I’d be interested as we look forward to scheduling to think about how to sort of echo the history of our program,” athletic director Jack Swarbrick said.
A game at Yankee Stadium would work into Notre Dame’s plan to play one game a season at an offsite venue. The Irish will play their first such game against Washington State at San Antonio on Oct. 31.
Swarbrick said he hasn’t yet focused on a possible opponent the Irish would face at Yankee Stadium, but said he’s aware that because the Irish might just play one game there that “Army clearly has the greatest historical significance for us.”
One of the biggest wins in Notre Dame history came against Army in 1913. Although Notre Dame went 17-1-3 from 1910-12, the Irish captured the nation’s attention in 1913 when they revolutionized football by using the forward pass as a regular part of their offense, and not just a desperation play, in a 35-13 win over the Cadets.
Flushed with embarrassment
A New York Mets fan made a diving catch last week, not for a foul ball but to retrieve her gold tooth that fell into a Citi Field toilet.
The New York Post reported Wednesday the fan’s arm became stuck in the commode, and required help from the plumbing company that installed the toilets at Citi Field.
Said one plumber: “This kind of thing happens all the time – usually with wedding rings or cell phones.”
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