(NEW YORK) — The National Football League has laid down the law on the Seattle Seahawks for excessive workouts during organized team activities (OTAs).
The NFL’s management council and player’s union had determined that the team violated the collective bargaining agreement’s provisions on OTAs. They claim that the team had live contact during one of the sessions, which is a violation.
Because of this, the league will force the Seahawks to forfeit their scheduled OTA practices for today as well as Thursday, plus a workout day Friday. Players are not prohibited to be at the team facility, and will not be paid for the sessions if they do indeed decide to attend.
“Our guys will miss these two days, we’ll come back with minicamp next week and it will be really important to us to do really well there,” Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said. “We will be that much smarter about how we can do things right and will continue to work with our young guys to make sure they understand…”
Carroll will not be fined for the excessive workouts.
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John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN