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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Seahawk Bid Laughable

PALM BEACH, Florida () -- The Seattle Seahawks' formal presentation of their proposed move to Southern California was met with a mixture of laughter and disbelief by the rest of the National Football League's owners.

Club executives dismissed a one-hour argument by Ron Olson, lawyer for Seahawk owner Ken Behring, that the league is gambling with the safety of its players and fans by playing in a building that is not earthquake proof. The Seahawks are using that argument in an attempt to break their Kingdome lease with 10 years remaining.

The owners did give final approval to the league's deal with Cleveland that allows Art Modell's team to move to Baltimore, and for Cleveland to get a new team in 1999.