Seahawks’ Russell Wilson: ‘I don’t even want to talk about football’

“To be honest with you, I don’t even want to talk about football right now,” Wilson said during a video conference Wednesday. “You know, that’s a thing that I don’t even know what that looks like down the road or anything else. I think that none of that matters. I can’t compare football to life and what the black community is going through right now.”

Russell Wilson supports and inspires local kids to achieve their dreams

SEATTLE-- When Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson isn’t leading his team on the field, he’s leading a community of local kids.Most know about Wilson’s work visiting sick kids at Seattle Children’s Hospital, but he’s also started his own foundation.Last Sunday, after a stellar performance against the 49ers, Wilson stepped to the podium to speak with reporters, and it's all he wanted to talk about.“I want to tell you about Friends of the Children," Wilson said. "Because it’s a pretty cool thing, and we’ve been blessed to see so many kids lives change because of it.”It was the cause represented on his custom painted cleats.

Russell Wilson: 'I don't think it would be awkward' to create rival MLB team in Portland

RENTON, Wash. – We’ve all been there.You’re piloting a helicopter around Portland with your pop-star wife, when you notice the sold-out Timbers match below and think to yourself: “That baseball team I’m trying to buy could really catch on here!”Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson fielded a few questions after the team’s mandatory minicamp at the VMAC on Tuesday, and expanded a bit on his decision to join a group of investors working to bring a Major League Baseball team to Portland.“I definitely think there’s a chance, without saying too much,” Wilson said. “I definitely think there’s a chance, for sure.

Baldwin calls Trump 'an idiot' as he and Wilson blast NFL's anthem decision

RENTON, Wash. – Doug Baldwin and Russell Wilson came out to different degrees Thursday against the NFL’s newly announced national anthem policy.Baldwin in particular expressed fierce opposition during a press conference following the Seattle Seahawks OTAs at the VMAC, calling President Donald Trump “an idiot” after Trump implied that players who don’t stand during the national anthem shouldn’t be allowed to live in the U.S.“He’s an idiot, plain and simple,” Baldwin said of Trump. “ I respect the man because he’s a human being, first and foremost, but he’s just being more divisive.

Carroll, Wilson and Baldwin celebrate local students at WE Day

SEATTLE - Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, quarterback Russell Wilson and wide receiver Doug Baldwin are used to hearing the roar of the crowd.During WE Day at KeyArena, they were the ones doing the cheering, praising more than 16,000 students from across the state who volunteered to make their communities and the world a better place.The event is free.

Russell Wilson to host quarterback-coaching specials on ESPN

SEATTLE -- Quarterback Russell Wilson will take over for Jon Gruden on a quarterback-coaching show for ESPN this off-season, it was announced Wednesday.Gruden, who for the past eight years coached up quarterback prospects on the ESPN show "Gruden's QB Camp",  recently left his TV jobs to become coach of the Oakland Raiders.In Wilson's ESPN special series -- titled "QB2QB" -- the Seahawks quarterback will work and share his experiences with quarterbacks such as Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma State's Mason Rudolph and Ohio State's J.T. Barrett, ESPN said.The 30-minute specials are set to air next month.

Russell Wilson to join Yankees' spring training camp

TAMPA, Fla. -- Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is set to join the New York Yankees' spring training camp on Monday.The Yankees acquired the one-time minor league infielder from the Texas Rangers on Feb. 7 for future considerations.Wilson will spend a few days with the Yankees but won't play in any games.