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NFL Capsule: Seahawks at Panthers

NFL Capsule: Seahawks at Panthers

SEATTLE (2-2) At CAROLINA (1-3)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - Panthers by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Seattle 2-2; Carolina 2-2

SERIES RECORD - Seahawks lead 3-2

AP PRO32 RANKING - Seahawks No. 17; Panthers No. 22

LAST MEETING - Seahawks beat Panthers 31-14, Dec. 5, 2010

LAST WEEK - Seahawks lost to Rams 19-13; Panthers lost to Falcons 30-28

SEAHAWKS OFFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (6), PASS (32)

SEAHAWKS DEFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (2), PASS (T9)

PANTHERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (11), PASS (14)

PANTHERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (25), PASS (22)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Seahawks have never won in Charlotte. ... Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch ran for three TDs in last meeting as Seahawks scored 28 unanswered points to battle back from 14-3 deficit. ... Lynch leads NFL with 423 yards rushing and has at least 85 yards rushing in 12 of past 13 games. ... Seahawks QB Russell Wilson tied for most wins by rookie QB with two. . Seahawks RB-PR-KR Leon Washington ranks second in NFL with 37.7-yard kick return average. ... Seattle DE Bruce Irvin tied for lead among NFC rookies with 2 1/2. ... CB Richard Sherman has three interceptions in past five games. ... Panthers QB Cam Newton is only player in NFL history with 25 or more passing TDs and 15 or more rushing TDs in first 20 NFL games. ... Newton's 17 rushing TDs are most by QB in first two seasons. ... Newton had costly fumble last week against Falcons when he could have closed out game with first down. ... RB DeAngelo Williams is player who started ``pink'' movement in NFL to raise breast cancer awareness. Several family members have breast cancer, including his mother. ... When Williams has 18-plus rushing attempts, Panthers 15-3 (.833). ... RB Jonathan Stewart ran for 92 yards and TD in last game against Seattle. . In past seven home games, WR Steve Smith has four 100-yard receiving games. ... WR Kealoha Pilares had first career receiving TD last week vs. Atlanta. ... TE Greg Olsen beginning to heat up. He had six catches for 89 yards and score last Sunday. ... DE Charles Johnson had 3 1/2 sacks against Atlanta after failing to register one in first three games. ... New addition Dwan Edwards has 3 1/2 sacks, second-most among NFC DTs.

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Report: Former Terp Diamond Stone included in federal documents detailing NCAA violations

Report: Former Terp Diamond Stone included in federal documents detailing NCAA violations

A bombshell article published Friday morning by Pat Forde and Pete Thamel of Yahoo! Sports details potential NCAA violations involving more than 20 schools and 25 players.

Several of the biggest names and programs in college basketball were referenced in the Yahoo! report, including former Maryland Terrapin, Diamond Stone.

According to documents and bank records that are part of an FBI investigation, Stone received $14,303 while a freshman at Maryland, a clear violation of NCAA rules. 

Former NBA agent Andy Miller of ASM Sports was the primary handler dishing out incentives, which included cash advances, entertainment expenses and travel expenses for high school and college prospects.

Other players referenced in the documents include Dennis Smith who played at North Carolina State, Isaiah Whitehead from Seton Hall, DeMatha star Markelle Fultz who played at Washington and Edrice "Bam" Adebayo who went on to play at Kentucky. 

Player's and their families from Duke, Michigan State, USC, North Carolina, Texas and Alabama were also included.

Stone played for the Terps during the 2015-16 season before declaring for the 2016 NBA Draft. He was selected 40th overall by the New Orleans Pelicans and traded to the Los Angeles Clippers. 

RELATED: DIAMOND STONE ADMITS TO 'MISTAKES' DURING FRESHMAN YEAR AT MARYLAND

Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon postponed Friday morning's media availability, but he did release the following statement through the school.

"Late last night we were alerted of a report associating one of our former student-athletes with an agent. We are extremely disappointed, and we will fully cooperate with any investigation. I do not have a relationship with Andy Miller or anyone from his agency, and at no time have I ever had a conversation with Andy Miller or his agency regarding any Maryland basketball player. We remain steadfast in upholding a program of integrity that reflects the values of our University community."

Stone did end up signing with a different agency.

While this is still under investigation, large consequences for the NCAA can be expected.

The NCAA also released a statement following the news. 

These allegations, if true, point to systematic failures that must be fixed and fixed now if we want college sports in America. Simply put, people who engage in this kind of behavior have no place in college sports. They are an affront to all those who play by the rules. Following the Southern District of New York's indictments last year, the NCAA Board of Governors and I formed the independent Commission on College Basketball, chaired by Condoleezza Rice, to provide recommendations on how to clean up the sport. With these latest allegations, it's clear this work is more important now than ever. The Board and I are completely committed to making transformational changes to the game and ensuring all involved in college basketball do so with integrity. We also will continue to cooperate with the efforts of federal prosecutors to identify and punish the unscrupulous parties seeking to exploit the system through criminal acts.