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Golden Tate B&E


Well, seems like the Seahawks just can't keep themselves out of the news.

On June 8, 2010, Golden Tate received a warning of trespassing at a Top-Pot Doughnuts below Tate's apartment at around 3 am. Tate was not officially cited or criminally charged for trespassing. Many major media outlets, including NBC Sports, CNBC, Seattle Times, and the Los Angeles Daily News have reported the incident as a publicity stunt resulting from a newly signed three year exclusive pouring rights sponsorship agreement between Top-Pot Doughnuts, Seattle Seahawks and Qwest Field, as well as an endorsement deal with head coach Pete Carroll, who has previously stated his dislike for coffee.[9]

After the incident, Carroll published the following comment on his Twitter account, "A great maple bar is a great maple bar, right golden?? They don't come along everyday ... a classic TopPot temptation!" Tate also published his apology in the form of an endorsement, "They’re irresistible. It was kind of a foolish mistake that won’t happen again, but if you ever want some maple bars, that's the place to go.”[10][11][12]

Top-Pot co-founder Mark Klebeck, who has referred to himself as a "doughnut sleuth", has officially denied reports that the event was a publicity stunt. However, he has also admitted that he "hopes to meet Golden Tate and sign him to an exclusive endorsement deal after the Seahawks win the Super Bowl".[13][14]

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