Skip to comments.Seahawks players jostled in van accident
Posted on 01/31/2006 9:06:44 AM PST by Cyclopean Squid
DETROIT (AP) - NFL MVP Shaun Alexander and several other Seattle Seahawks got a jolt Monday when their van was struck by an automated parking gate. The players were jostled from their seats, but said no one was injured.
Alexander, fellow Pro Bowlers Matt Hasselbeck, Steve Hutchinson and Walter Jones and Michael Boulware were on their way to a downtown news conference when the accident occurred.
Alexander said the players were in the second of two vans transporting the Seahawks. He said the first van was full of team public relations personnel and cleared through the gate crossing without incident - "of course," he joked.
But the van carrying Alexander and the all-stars was struck from the side and below by automatic gates while trying to get through the entrance at the hotel complex...
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Maybe it will knock some sense into them and they'll ditch the all-seafoam uni's.
Well, it should at least get them mentally prepared for being run over -- repeatedly -- by "The Bus" on Sunday.
Bush did it...!!!!
Wait til they get a taste of Casey Hampton.........
I thought they were teal?
Not starting good for the Seahawks, maybe an omen.
We should be so lucky.
I wish this was being played outside and in the rain so that we could really see The Bus at his best.
I'm wondering if the "fast track" inside the dome will let Willie Parker do a convincing Barry Sanders impersonation.
It will be the smallest jolt they will take come Sunday.
With a 5:30 p.m. team meeting called by Steelers coach Bill Cowher looming, Bettis and teammate Hines Ward were temporarily stranded yesterday in a loading dock area of the Renaissance Center Marriott. By the time they finished the first of their weeklong media obligations leading up to Super Bowl XL, including an NFL Network interview with former Steeler Rod Woodson, the van carrying teammates Alan Faneca, Deshea Townsend, Casey Hampton and James Farrior had left for the team hotel in suburban Pontiac without them.
The search for alternative transportation for Bettis and Ward was complicated when a van carrying Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and running back Shaun Alexander, who had come to the downtown hotel to take their turn in the media spotlight, was involved in a fender bender at the same loading dock, temporarily blocking the exit. A security gate crashed down on the front of the vehicle, pinning the bumper against the tires.
"I never thought we'd be using our air bags," Hasselbeck joked as he and Alexander traded embraces with Bettis and Ward.
"I hope they don't try to put us in that van," Ward said, giggling.
A Detroit policeman saved the day, rushing Bettis and Ward back to Pontiac for the team meeting and then a quiet dinner with some teammates.
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Thanks for posting. The picture of what actually transpired is rapidly forming in my mind. I suspect that the real culprit is none other than...Kordell Stewart!
Kordell was awesome in Slash mode. He should have stuck with it.
I've dusted off my tape of Super Bowl XXX and am watching it for the first time. Stewart was exciting then. It was Neil O'Donnell who was pathetic in that game.
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