In what I’m sure is devastating news for its players, the Seattle Seahawks have lost the opportunity to practice this week.
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the NFL has stripped the Seahawks of three practices — two OTAs (June 6 and 7) and a workout day on June 8 — for violating the collective bargaining agreement, which strictly prohibits hitting and most sorts of contact during this period in the offseason.
Evidently, coach Pete Carroll was too lenient with his players and didn’t follow league protocol, leading to a discovery and subsequent penalization from the NFLPA.
Throughout his college and pro coaching career, Carroll has never been one to run a tight ship. In fact, it’s quite the opposite, making the 60-year-old extremely player-friendly.