NFL fines Seymour 15,000

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NFL fines Seymour 15,000

Raiders defensive lineman Richard Seymour has been fined 7,500 by the NFL for each of two hits that occurred in last Sunday's game with New England.

The first was for unnecessarily driving New England quarterback Tom Brady to the ground, and the second for a facemask penalty against running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

Seymour was called for unnecessary roughness on the play involving Brady.

Seymours two penalties gave the Patriots 30 free yards on their opening 80-yard touchdown drive and that were it not for Seymours initial roughing penalty on Brady, the Patriots would have faced a 3rd-and-14 from their own 16-yard line but instead had a 1st-and-10 at the 36.

On third-and-nine from the 21-yard line, New England was flagged for a delay of game penalty and the officials blew the play dead. But Seymour continued to charge into the backfield, grabbing Brady and throwing him to the ground.

They (the officials) said they blew the whistle but it was so loud I never heard the whistle, Seymour said after the game. I mean we are in the Black Hole so I couldnt hear our middle linebacker tell me the call let alone the whistle.

Four plays later Seymour drew the flag on Green-Ellis. Two other Raiders, Jarvis Moss and Mike Mitchell, were penalized for unnecessary roughness against the Patriots, but were not fined.

Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table

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Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table

Tiger Woods' re-felted pool table is for all of Raider Nation.

To no surprise, quarterback Derek Carr approves of the new look. 

The golf legend tweeted a picture of his new table where he went with silver felt and a Raiders logo right in the middle. Woods' table also has silver and black balls with the Raiders logo on them. 

Woods grew up in Southern California and attended Stanford in 1994, the Raiders' last year in Los Angeles. That same year, Woods helped the Cardinal become the NCAA Division I golf champions before turning pro.

After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old

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After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old

Marshawn Lynch first tasted Cassie Nickelson's food when he was nine years old while she catered out of her Oakland apartment.

"When he was 9-years-old, he came across the street to get a hamburger and French fries. 25-cent French fries and a 75-cent hamburger," Nickelson said to KTVU.

Lynch, 31, is now set to take over Nickelson's popular soul-food restaurant, Scend's Restaurant and Bar, in Emeryville. Nickelson, 79, will be retiring in August. 

"I'm comfortable with him and I like him," Nickelson said.

Lynch will not become the official owner until the liquor license changes hands. Scend's, an acronym for Nickelson's children and grandchildren, is known for its seafood, fried chicken and red beans.