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January 29, 2015 at 3:26 PM

Crotch grabs for charity? Seahawks fines should stay local, says state lawmaker

OLYMPIA — Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has been racking up fines this year for his brevity with the media and on-field gestures. Lynch tallied $20,000 for a crotch-grabbing touchdown celebration in the NFC championship game alone. Typically, fine money goes to football-related charities according to past statements from league representatives. The NFL Player Care Foundation…

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September 16, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Maria Cantwell threatens to strip NFL of nonprofit status

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell on Tuesday said she plans to introduce a bill to strip the National Football League of its tax-exempt status over its refusal so far to force the Washington Redskins to change the team’s name. Speaking at a news conference at the Capitol as part of the “Change the…

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May 22, 2014 at 7:23 AM

Cantwell renews push for NFL ban on Redskins name

WASHINGTON — Seizing the racist flap involving Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling as an impetus, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington and 48 fellow Senate Democrats are asking the National Football League (NFL) to force a name change for the Washington Redskins. The letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell makes no direct reference to the…

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