The Seahawks are about to enter a time of change. But some news from the last two days mostly relate to off-field issues. One player is free, another stands up and two fans get left out. Here are news and notes for Thursday.
Doug Baldwin stands up
Sometimes Seahawks football gets rightfully pushed to the back when more real issues occur. On Wednesday the United States had another horrific multi-fatality shooting. A 19 year-old gunman killed 17 people and wounded others in a Parkland, Florida high school.
Baldwin, the son of a law enforcement officer who was raised in Florida, tweeted
Baldwin, of course, has every right to voice his beliefs. Some will disagree with him as well. But Baldwin also been vocal about equality and justice for some time. And this includes the receiver forming the Player’s Equality and Action for All Fund.
Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune has a bit more.
Two Jaguars’ fans will not be allowed back
After throwing bottles at the Seahawks’ Quinton Jefferson at EverBank Field as Jefferson was leaving the field in a game in December, two fans will no longer be allowed to buy tickets to Jaguars games.
According to the Florida Times-Union, the Jaguars stated
"Based on available video evidence, we were able to positively identify two of these individuals. All four individuals had relocated to a seat near the field wall toward the end of the game."
Of course, anyone who watched the game is also aware that not only were bottles thrown, of course. One bottle just missing the head of Jefferson. But racial slurs were yelled at the player as well. Jacksonville: Not the classiest place in the world, it seems.
Trevone Boykin has charges dismissed
According to Dallas County (Texas) court reports, Boykin “completed all conditions” to have his arrest record from a March 2017 incident removed. Boykin was arrested for possession of marijuana and public intoxication.
Whether Boykin regains his spot as Seattle’s backup after spending 2017 on the practice squad is another question, however.