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For the Record
Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella
August 22, 2005
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August 22, 2005

For The Record

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Apologized

Diamondbacks television analyst Mark Grace, after Fox Sports Net Arizona viewers heard him use several expletives during Arizona's loss on Aug. 9. Grace, who thought his microphone was off, made his off-color comments in a conversation with producers. He apologized on-air after the game.

Announced

By the "Seminole Caucus," a group of two dozen Florida state lawmakers with ties to Florida State, their intention to back a resolution that would support the school's Seminoles nickname. The NCAA recently announced it would ban American Indian nicknames and mascots in postseason tournaments. The resolution can't be introduced until the legislature's special session this fall--and it may be unnecessary. The NCAA has said schools that have the support of local Indian tribes may be exempted from the rule. "As long as the images and symbols are used in a respectful manner, we have no problem," says Jim Shore, general counsel for the Seminole Tribe of Florida. "The truth is, we have bigger issues than this to deal with."

Banned

From Lambeau Field by the Packers, antlers. The new policy will mainly affect Larry Primeau, a 49-year-old engineer known as the Packalope, who's been wearing a Packers helmet and 10-point deer rack to games since 1990. Primeau found a silver lining in the ban. "I can't wear the thing for three hours straight because my neck isn't strong enough," he said.

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