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Shaquem Griffin Becomes The First One-Handed Player In The NFL

(Arlington, TX) – The AP reports, Shaquem Griffin came back. The crowd loved it.Players in attendance not selected in the first two days of the NFL draft usually head out of town before the fourth through seventh rounds. Griffin, who sat through 100 names being called in the first three rounds, wasn’t in AT&T Stadium on Saturday.
Then he was after Seattle spent the 141st overall selection on the Central Florida linebacker who has no left hand.That fifth-round choice, announced in Seattle, drew loud cheers from fans at Jerry’s World.Griffin, whose left hand was amputated when he was young, has become the feel-good story this year and one of the most popular players in this draft because of his perseverance, outgoing personality and, of course, his talent.
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”I mean that was amazing,” Griffin said. ”To even have an opportunity to come back, I didn’t think I was going to be able to come back and do it … I don’t remember seeing too many people who have left and came back.”That was the most amazing experience of my entire life. Me thinking about it, that moment, to be up on that stage and having the crowd go crazy, it was like we had won the Peach Bowl all over again. It was nuts.”

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Griffin helped UCF go undefeated last season, then blew through the NFL combine with a 4.38 in the 40, sensational lifting work with his prosthetic, and a can-do attitude.
Exactly the sort of player the Seahawks seem to find; they drafted his twin brother, Shaquill, out of UCF last year.
”It’s been a really good experience,” Shaquem said. ”I would have been crazy to turn an experience down like this. I’m just glad I was one of the selected few to be here.”Griffin had one of the more unusual ways of finding out he was chosen.
”I was using the restroom and my brother came and tackled me with my cellphone, saying `answer it, answer it,’ and I looked, and that’s when tears started pouring down,” Griffin explained.”I literally went to use the restroom and that’s when my brother busted in and tackled me. I think I was more scared of him tackling me in the bathroom and not knowing what was happening than anything.”
Griffin received, by far, the biggest cheers of the day – louder even than when the Cowboys’ selections were announced. And he made a promise: ”Great things are coming to Seattle.”

Ex-TCU QB Trevone Boykin Arrested For Aggravated Assault

(Mansfield, TX) – (AP) Former TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin was arrested Wednesday at his North Texas home and charged with aggravated assault after his girlfriend accused him of beating her severely at his home. Boykin was arrested at his Mansfield, Texas, home after Mansfield police reviewed footage of a March 21 incident captured by Boykin’s security video system, according to a police statement.He’s been booked into the Mansfield city jail and remains without bond, pending arraignment.
The Seattle Seahawks released Boykin from its practice squad Tuesday after WFAA-TV in Dallas posted an interview with Boykin’s girlfriend in which she alleged he broke her jaw. Boykin, 24, has denied the allegations, and his agent Drew Pittman told the station the allegations are false. Calls to Pittman by The Associated Press went unanswered Wednesday.
The assault allegation is the latest off-field issue for Boykin,who has spent his NFL career with Seattle.He was arrested in Dallas last year when a vehicle he was a passenger in hit several people on a sidewalk. He fled the scene on foot but was later arrested on misdemeanor charges of public intoxication and possession of marijuana.In 2015, Boykin was arrested for assaulting a police officer and public intoxication shortly before the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio during his senior season at TCU. Boykin, who was the team’s quarterback, was suspended for the bowl game.

Seahawks CB Jeremy Lane Arrested For DUI

(Seattle, WA) – Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane was arrested Sunday morning for driving under the influence, according to multiple reports.He was released later in the morning, according to ESPN and others,citing King County court records.

On Monday, Lane tweeted, “Why ppl judge you by what they hear but not what they know !!”
Lane has spent his six-season career with the Seahawks after they drafted him in the 2012 sixth round out of FCS school Northwestern State in Louisiana. He has started 21 of his 70 career games,including six this season.Lane has two years left on a four-year contract, but the rest of the $12 million he is owed is not guaranteed.