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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Seahawks Release Wayne Hunter & Kyle Ralph



From Jose Miguel Romero at The Seattle Times:

The Seahawks announced the release of two offensive linemen today, three-year veteran Wayne Hunter and rookie Kyle Ralph, whom the team signed as an undrafted free agent after last month's draft.

Hunter's release came just three days after he was cited for fourth-degree assault and malicious mischief in connection with an incident at a Renton sports bar. According to a witness's account in a police report, Hunter and his brother were arguing, and broke a table and glasses as they took the argument outside the bar.

Hunter got his brother into a car, the report said, and then re-entered the bar. He asked a bystander what he was looking at, and after the man said "Nothing," the 6-foot-6, 310-pound Hunter slammed him into a shuffleboard table and threatened to punch him. Then Hunter, his brother and friends drove away from the bar. Hunter's vehicle was stopped by police, and he was cited and released without being booked.

Hunter, 24, has a troubled history with the Seahawks. He was ordered to undergo domestic violence counseling in 2003 after being arrested for minor assault against his girlfriend that summer, and was suspended by the NFL for one game in 2004 and one in 2005 because of that incident and the proceedings that followed the case. Hunter, a tackle and guard, appeared in only two games for the Seahawks in his career. He was limited by injuries.

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