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Seahawks’ Hamlin Released From Hospital

October 24, 2005

SEATTLE (AP) _ Seattle Seahawks safety Ken Hamlin has been released from the hospital, one week after he was severely beaten outside a nightclub.

Hamlin sustained a fractured skull, a blood clot on the brain and a fractured hand in the fight Oct. 17. He was released from Harborview Medical Center over the weekend, hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg-Hanson said Monday. She declined to provide additional details.

Without Hamlin, the Seahawks beat the Dallas Cowboys 13-10 Sunday. It was the first game Hamlin missed since he entered the league as a second-round draft pick in 2003. Marquand Manuel started in his spot.

Although he couldn’t be with his teammates, Hamlin had a videotaped message delivered to them. Players saw it Saturday night.

``He said he’s there for us, watching for us and praying for us the whole time,″ cornerback Marcus Trufant said. ``He’s in everybody’s hearts, and he’ll be there in spirit with us at the game.″

A call to the team wasn’t immediately returned Monday.

Police are investigating whether there is a connection between the fight and the death of 31-year-old Terrell Milam, who was found shot to death on a sidewalk near Seward Park, about 5 1/2 miles from the bar.

Police spokesman Sean Whitcomb said Monday there were no new details to report.

Investigators have said that Milam was at the bar a few hours before his death, but haven’t said whether they believe Milam was involved in the fight with Hamlin.

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