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Morning links: DE Brock arrested for not paying tab

FOX 29 in Philadelphia reports that Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Raheem Brock was arrested in Philadelphia last night for allegedly walking out of a night club without paying for his $27 bar tab.

Victor Fiorillo of the Philadelphia Magazine writes that Brock was with a female companion, and that both were taken into custody. Brock was charged with resisting arrest and theft, and released this morning without posting bail.

This is the second incident in the past year for Brock. In November, Brock was driving up to 90 mph on Interstate 5 after leaving a bar in the University District in Seattle when he was pulled over and arrested on suspicion of DUI early Saturday morning, a day before the Seahawks’ game at Arizona. According to a report by the Washington State Patrol, a preliminary breath test showed Brock’s blood-alcohol concentration to be .133. The legal limit is .08. Brock refused field sobriety tests and was taken to the UW Police Department, where two breath tests put his BAC at .115 and .111.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll did not know about Brock’s incident before the Arizona game. Brock, 33, is a free agent, and the incident could have an affect on whether the Seahawks decide to bring him back for a second season, although the Temple product finished with a career-high nine sacks last season, and proved very successful in Seattle’s defensive scheme.

The Seattle Seahawks ranked No. 61 overall in ESPN The Magazine’s ninth annual ultimate sports franchise rankings.

The Seattle Mariners came in at No. 108 overall out of 122 teams. The former Seattle SuperSonics, the Oklahoma City Thunder, were ranked No. 6 overall.

The Green Bay Packers topped the list, followed by the Tampa Bay Lightning of the NFL, the New Orleans Saints, the Los Angeles Angels and the San Antonio Spurs.

The Ultimate Standings rank the MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL franchises according to how much they give back to fan for the time, money and emotion they invest in them. uses eight major categories to rank each team – Bang for the buck, fan relations, ownership, affordability, stadium experience, players, coaching and winning.

Sports Illustrated released its top 50 wager earners for Sports in 2011. It’s an interesting list that Tiger Woods surprisingly tops, making a little over a reported $62 million in total earnings.

In anticipation of Father’s Day, Clark Judge of CBS Sports pens an interesting Q&A with NFL coach John and Jim Harbaugh, and how their father Jack Harbaugh, also a football coach, helped mold them.

Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network offers his list of Super Bowl contenders. No surprise here – it does not include Seattle.

NFL agent Leigh Steinberg, writing for the National Football Post, offers an interesting argument on why the salary cap hurts football, although overall I disagree with him.

According to Pro Football Focus, Justin Forsett is one of the better pass-blocking running backs in the league, while John Carlson is rated one of the worst pass-blocking tight ends.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter writes that according to sources, a handful of owners do not believe the parameters of the deal being discussed don't adequately address the original issues the league wanted corrected from the 2006 collective bargaining agreement.

Clare Farnsworth of profiles cornerback Shawn Springs, the latest addition to the 35th anniversary team.