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Tampa Bay Buccaneers have new procedure for advance training camp tickets, fewer two-a-days

TAMPA — Fans interested in attending Bucs training camp can sign up for advance free tickets through uccaneers.com. But they must sign up for their free e-mail newsletter, One Buc Club.

The team expects to be able to accommodate about 4,000 fans at each session, but no walk-up tickets will be available if enough are reserved in advance.

Camp opens Aug. 1, and first-year coach Raheem Morris plans just eight days of morning and afternoon practices among 19 (compared with 14 last year). However, he said last month he intends to have more practices in full or partial pads than in past years.

The Aug. 1 night practice is at Raymond James Stadium. All others are at One Buc Place.

Fans must enter through Himes Avenue, not Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard so as to minimize the traffic impact on surrounding streets.

The schedule of practices can be found on buccaneers.com.

Stallworth video sealed

MIAMI — A judge refused to release video depicting Browns receiver Donte Stallworth's car hitting and killing a pedestrian.

Dennis Murphy said the privacy interests of the family of victim Mario Reyes outweighed the public's right to view the video. Several news organizations made a public records requests seeking release of the video, recorded by a Florida Power & Light camera.

"This is akin to autopsy photographs," Murphy said, adding the video will remain sealed "for the foreseeable future."

Tests showed Stallworth had a blood-alcohol level of 0.126, above Florida's level of 0.08 at which a person is presumed impaired. His attorneys confirmed there also were traces of marijuana.

He is serving a 30-day jail sentence after pleading guilty to DUI manslaughter, after which will be two years of house arrest and probation. Stallworth also has been suspended indefinitely by the league.

Jets standout suspended: The league banned Jets linebacker Calvin Pace for four games for violating its policy on performance-enhancing substances. In a statement issued by the team Pace took responsibility, saying he took an over-the-counter dietary supplement that he was unaware violated the policy and he "should have paid closer attention to the league's guidelines." Last season, Pace had a career-high seven sacks, 67 tackles, five forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.

Information from the Associated Press contributed to this report.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers have new procedure for advance training camp tickets, fewer two-a-days 07/02/09 [Last modified: Friday, July 3, 2009 7:49am]
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