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Seahawks say best revenge is a victory

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published December 1, 2002

The Seahawks travel to San Francisco today to face the 49ers in a rematch of the Sharpie game, when 49ers wide receiver Terrell Owens caught a touchdown, then reached into his sock for a Sharpie pen to sign the football. He then ran to the stands and handed it to his business agent, setting off a firestorm of criticism.

Some of the most incendiary comments came from Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren, who seems to still be simmering over the incident but insisted last week he's told his players the best revenge is a victory.

"I was ticked off and upset we lost the football game, first of all," Holmgren said. "Secondly, I don't like to see that by anybody, doing something like that in a game. I don't think there's any place for it. But that was then and there's been a lot of water under the bridge since then. Terrell Owens is a great football player. We have to prepare against him and try to control him.

"Could I make (the incident) a carryover -- yeah, I could. But I choose not to. I told the team if they focus in on that mind-set, then the likelihood of getting beat again or not doing their jobs increases."

McGinest's fundraising event marred by brawl

REVERE, Mass. -- A charity fundraiser hosted by Patriots linebacker Willie McGinest ended in violence for the second time in four years.

Forty officers broke up a brawl at a club at 2:15 a.m. Friday, police said. There was one arrest and no serious injuries. McGinest was not involved in the fight.

About 300 of the 1,000 people at the "Thanksgiving Jam" were involved in the brawl, police said.

A team spokesman did not return a call seeking comment Saturday.

FORMER PLAYER KILLED: Damien Covington, a former linebacker for the Bills, was shot to death by robbers Friday night during a party at an apartment.

Covington tried to fight off an assailant before being shot several times, Bill Shralow, a spokesman for the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, said Saturday.

Gunmen also shot at a second person at the party, but the bullets missed. The suspects fled and police have not released descriptions.

Covington, a star linebacker in the early '90s at North Carolina State, spent the 1995 and '96 seasons with the Bills, but his career was cut short by a knee injury.

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