Seahawks owner Paul Allen is offering up more than thoughts and prayers.
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The latest donation went to support Initiative 1639, which supporters say would create a background check system for semi-automatic rifles similar to the one for handguns, along with requirements for training and safe storage. The measure needs 260,000 signatures on petitions to get it on the ballot in 2018.
He announced the donation on Twitter, and issued a statement of support.
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It’s not the first time he’s dropped a big check on gun reform initiatives. In 2014, he donated $500,000 to a campaign which sought to expand background checks on gun sales in his home state.
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Giants quarterback Eli Manning hopes to prove the Giants right for sticking with him after a rough 2017 season and he doesn’t have to look beyond his own family to see how things can go positively late in a career.
Eli’s older brother Peyton recovered from a serious neck injury that kept him from playing for the entire 2011 season and returned with strong play for the Broncos for three years before going out a Super Bowl champion after a rocky final NFL season. Eli Manning, who turned 37 in January, said that his brother’s experience [url=http://www.ramsfootballauthentics.com/brian-allen-jersey-authentic]Youth Brian Allen Jersey[/url] , which included throwing an NFL record 55 touchdowns when he was 37, was an example he’d like to follow.
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