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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.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/deaf-seahawks-fb-coleman-arrested-suspended-team-article-1.2398541

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.

Read more: http://djournal.com/sports/rebels-shepard-leaving-team/

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.

Read more & view video: http://www.everythinglubbock.com/sports/klbk-sports/two-smylie-wilson-football-players-overcome-perceived-disability

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.

Read more: http://college.usatoday.com/2015/09/16/texas-state-section-for-deaf-students-football-stadium/

Source: USA Today

Should you spend like NFL fullback Derrick Coleman?

By Jay MacDonald

Trailblazing Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman, the 1st deaf athlete to play offense in the NFL, had 2 words for the naysayers growing up: "Watch me."

In his new memoir, "No Excuses: Growing Up Deaf and Achieving My Super Bowl Dreams," Coleman credits his parents with helping him dodge and weave his way to a stellar gridiron career at UCLA, which led to his undrafted, unlikely walk-on with the Seahawks and a 2014 Super Bowl ring. His No Excuse Foundation works to end bullying of the hearing-impaired.

Read more: http://www.bankrate.com/lite/celebrity-money/qa-derrick-coleman.aspx

Source: Bankrate

Ole Miss’ Tee Shepard, an ex-Valley prep star, learns to relish role as deaf advocate

By Anthony Galaviz

It wasn’t always easy for Tee Shepard while growing up in Fresno, often teased because of a hearing loss, then again when he wore aids to correct the impairment.

Little did he know that acceptance and redemption waited some 2,000 miles away, on the campus of the University of Mississippi and in the community of Oxford.

Read more: http://www.fresnobee.com/sports/article34624119.html

Source: The Fresno Bee

 
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