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Seahawks

This transgression hard to fathom

Northwest football fans long ago became used to Seahawks coach Pete Carroll receiving accolades from countless sources. His competence, drive and youthfulness have endeared him to all of us.

But here are some recent facts: The team was found to have violated offseason contact rules and consequently gave up a 2017 fifth-round draft choice, money and some organized team activities.

It previously violated the same rules in 2012 and 2015 and had to forfeit OTAs each time. Now the failure to disclose the Richard Sherman injury threatens to increase the penalty this year.

What I don’t understand is why all his competence does not translate into a squeaky-clean program that never runs afoul of NFL regulations.

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