Found June 05, 2012 on Helmet2Helmet:
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.

Seahawks, Pete Carroll slapped on the wrist for violating no-contact rules

NFL teams are not, by rule, allowed to engage in contact during OTAs (organized team activities). It's a rule that is in place following last year's new collective bargaining agreement. Today, the NFL and NFLPA announced together that the Seahawks had violated the no-contact rule, and as a result, the team would forfeit two OTA practices and an offseason workout. Head coach...

Seahawks get a slap on the OTA wrist from the NFL for violation of workout rules

Word just came down a short while ago via Adam Schefter from ESPN that the Seattle Seahawks have to forfeit OTA practices Wednesday and Thursday, and offseason workout day Friday because of violation of offseason workout rules. The Seahawks had live contact at an organized team activity according to the NFL Players Association. Seahawks’ players are not permitted to be at...

Pete Caroll happy with OTA’s despite being punished by the NFL

Getty Images Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is happy with the way things have gone during OTA’s, despite the fact that they’ve been punished by the NFL for allowing their players to engage in contact. “We probably have stretched this limit, obviously, by this indication. I’m not surprised at that,” Carroll said Tuesday, per “We’re as competitive as...

The Replacements, Part Deux

Face Palm! According to reports from the Associated Press and ESPN’s Adam Schefter the NFL said Monday that it will immediately begin to hire and train replacement officials as contract talks with the NFL Referees Association "remain unresolved and the previous CBA has expired." The league said it has made the decision to hire replacements "in order to ensure...

Patriots to release Chad Ochocinco

Madden NFL '13 to feature Twitter feeds from Skip Bayless and others

In this preview from E3 for EA Sports' Madden NFL '13, many features of the game are revealed. One such feature is a Twitter feed featuring NFL reporters and personalities talking about your player and the rest of the league in the game's career mode. Among the featured personalities are Adam Schefter, Rich Eisen, Ross Tucker, Mark Schlereth, Chris Mortensen...

Carroll says Banks will get serious look in tryout

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says the team intends to give Brian Banks a serious look - and potentially an invite to minicamp - during his tryout on Thursday. Carroll released a statement through the team Wednesday saying that Banks deserves a ''second chance at his dream.'' Banks was a one-time high school star at Long Beach Poly who was recently exonerated...

Seattle Seahawks lose two OTAs for rules violation

The Seattle Seahawks will have to forfeit two scheduled organized team activities after the NFL found the team engaged in live contact during a recent practice, which violates the new collective bargaining agreement. The NFL Management Council and NFL Players Association issued a statement Tuesday with the punishment outlined for coach Pete Carroll and the organization: JOINT STATEMENT...

Report: Justin Blackmon will likely lose bonus money

Getty Images According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, it sounds like rookie wide receiver Justin Blackmon will lose some bonus money with his first NFL contract from the Jacksonville Jaguars.  He’ll likely receive a “smaller and deferred signing bonus,” which equates to less guaranteed money. This isn’t a surprise, since Blackmon has now been arrested for DUI for the second...

Report: Witnesses say Terrell Suggs injured his Achilles playing basketball

Getty Images According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, multiple witnesses have told him that Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs injured his Achilles tendon playing in a basketball tournament. “He got hurt Sunday prior to the (basketball tournament) championship game,” said Herman (Sonny) Hoffman, the director of the Akchin Gymnasium in Maricopa, Ariz., where the tournament...

Justin Blackmon could begin the season suspended

Getty Images Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor aggravated DUI charges, per Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union. ESPN’s Adam Schefter believes Blackmon could start out his first NFL season suspended. “A suspension certainly is within reach here. It’s possible (he) will start out his career suspended,” said Schefter...
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