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Soccer-team owner accused of sexual assault

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<strong>TIMES WATCHDOG:</strong> The continued presence of Dion Earl, left, with the Kent-based Seattle Impact FC raises questions about whether the Major Arena Soccer League conducted proper background checks on prospective team owners. Above, the Impact plays against Turlock before a small crowd at the ShoWare Center in Kent on Nov. 28. It was the first home game after a mass player walkout.

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TIMES WATCHDOG: The continued presence of Dion Earl, left, with the Kent-based Seattle Impact FC raises questions about whether the Major Arena Soccer League conducted proper background checks on prospective team owners. Above, the Impact plays against Turlock before a small crowd at the ShoWare Center in Kent on Nov. 28. It was the first home game after a mass player walkout.

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