BY SPNW Staff 09:15PM 08/26/2014

Seahawks fined $300,000 for too much contact

Critics of Seattle’s physical tactics that push the limits of NFL rules perhaps are snickering today — the Seahawks were busted for getting too physical with themselves. For excessive contact during June’s veterans mini-camp, the NFL find the club $300,000 …

Critics of Seattle’s physical tactics that push the limits of NFL rules perhaps are snickering today — the Seahawks were busted for getting too physical with themselves.

For excessive contact during June’s veterans mini-camp, the NFL find the club $300,000 and some lost practice time in 2015 for violating off-season no-contact rules stipulated in the collective bargaining agreement.

First reported by NFL.com, the Seahawks were caught on film for for “excessive levels of on-field contact.” The inquiry was prompted by a fight between offensive and defensive players during drills. Further review of the practices resulted in the punishment.

The Seahawks lost an appeal and must forfeit its first two days of on-field double practices in next year’s mini-camp, and will get only a single 2½-hour practice on the final day. Players will be paid for the cancelled practices.

A similar episode in 2012 drew a punishment of two lost sessions of organized team activities.

 


YourThoughts

  • jafabian

    If they hit each other hard what will they do to other teams???

    • art thiel

      Ask for permission?

  • ll9956

    I question why the NFL should have any control over how much contact teams have in practice. This is football, not cribbage.

    • poulsbogary

      Probably in an attempt to prevent a good portion of these young men from turning into incoherent vegetables by the time they reach 50 years of age.
      Just another taint on their super bowl.

      • art thiel

        Can’t argue with that. Players don’t wanna know; they wanna play.

    • jafabian

      Something got the NFL to request tapes of their practices. I bet it was Harbaugh. Or Mark Few! ;)

      • art thiel

        Chip Kelly? Actually, it was the team’s practice fight, Sherman vs. Bates, that drew the scrutiny.

    • art thiel

      It’s been collectively bargained. Both sides want this.

  • soul_theorem

    The club has been ‘find’? The NFL ‘find’ the club?

    The SPNW staff needs to go back to school…elementary school.

    (Trolling. Complete.)