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Seahawks to lift suspension of FB Derrick Coleman

By Tim Booth

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks said Monday they are lifting the suspension of fullback Derrick Coleman that was imposed after he was arrested following a car crash.

Seattle coach Pete Carroll said it would be done as soon as possible, although the move was not listed on the league's official transactions report Monday. Once the suspension is lifted, Coleman could play Thursday night against San Francisco, but Carroll said the fullback has yet to be examined by team doctors following his involvement in the crash.

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Source: Times Union

Derrick Coleman’s lawyer: Concussion, deafness had role in crash

By Darin Gantt

The lawyer for Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman thinks his client may have suffered a concussion during the car crash that landed him in jail, which coupled with his deafness might have led police to thinking he was intoxicated.

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Source: NBC Sports

Deaf Seahawks FB Derrick Coleman arrested after hit-and-run, suspended by team

By Amara Grautski

Deaf Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman was arrested Wednesday night after a hit-and-run and has been suspended indefinitely by the team pending further information.

Coleman, 24, allegedly struck a car while driving a Dodge pickup and walked away from the crash, authorities said. Bellevue, Wash. police found Coleman nearby and arrested him around 6 p.m. without incident, according to the Seattle Times, with a source telling the newspaper there was no indication in the report if Coleman had been intoxicated.

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Source: Daily News

Shepard confirms he’s leaving Rebels

By Parrish Alford

OXFORD – Cornerback Tee Shepard is leaving the Ole Miss football team.

Shepard announced his decision in a statement through the school’s media relations staff on Wednesday afternoon.

Shepard has a hearing disability, and that has contributed to a lack of playing time for the former five-star recruit.

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Source: Journal, Inc.

Two Smylie Wilson Football Players Overcome Perceived Disability

By Gene Dumont

On any football field in Texas, you'll hear all the familiar sounds. The bands playing, the cheerleaders cheering, the pads popping, but for two Smylie Wilson Middle School football players, they don't hear any of it.

Omar Ramirez and Xavier Segura are eighth graders at the middle school, and both are deaf. They choose to play football still because they enjoy the sport and don't feel like it affects how they play.

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Source: Everything Lubbock

Texas State student makes section for the deaf at school's football stadium

By Alexandra Samuels

For the first time, a section along the 40-yard-line in Texas State University’s football stands is being reserved for the deaf and those fluent in American Sign Language.

As first reported by local station KXAN, the section was devised by Brian Guendling, a former TXST football player and current junior at the university in San Marcos, Texas.

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Source: USA Today

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