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Morning Links: Sherman drumming up charity cash

Good morning.

Richard Sherman's celebrity softball game at Safeco Field is July 20. Sherman will be sharing the wealth.

After an incredibly successful championship season on the gridiron, Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks and one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People is hoping to use his platform to make an even greater impact off of the field with his 25 for 25 Giving Event presented in conjunction with the Richard Sherman Celebrity Softball Game (RSCSG) on July 20th, 2014 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. Richard’s Foundation, Blanket Coverage: The Richard Sherman Family Foundation, will be doing something very unique with part of the proceeds that it will receive from this year’s event. It aims to support 25 different charities with a minimum of $2,500 as well as provide over 1,000 complimentary tickets to be distributed to deserving individuals in and around the Seattle region.

Back to some football(ish) stories.

> At Monday Morning Quarterback, a fascinating story about the arthroscope and how it has revolutionized treatment of ACL tears and more.

> "The NFL agreed Wednesday to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned whether there would be enough money to cover as many as 20,000 retired players." Though, both sides agreed that the league is unlikely to have to spend more than that cap number, even with the cap lifted.

> Michael Bennett settled with a Tampa kennel that said he left his puppy there when he signed with the Seahawks.

> Remember, training camp registration begins this morning at 10.

> PFT says 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith is likely to be suspended for at least the opener. This is not a surprise.