NFL Fines Pete Carroll, Seahawks

5:03pm: The Seahawks players will still be paid for the cancelled sessions, tweets Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Seattle forfeits its first two days of on-field double practices for their 2015 minicamp and will have one 2.5 hour on-field practice on the final day (link).

4:36pm: The Seahawks and coach Pete Carroll have been collectively fined more than $300K and will lose two minicamp practices in 2015 for violating no-contact rules that govern NFL teams offseason practices, sources tell ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. Carroll’s fine was “at least” $100K and the Seahawks were docked “in excess of $200K” by commissioner Roger Goodell according to Mortensen’s sources.

The team will lose at least two minicamp practices in 2015 because they had excessive contact between players during a June 16th practice. Seattle is no stranger to this sort of thing either – the club was fined an undisclosed amount in 2012 by Goodell for a similar violation under Carroll’s supervision and lost their final two OTA practices. The 2011 CBA bans physical contact between players during the offseason and the NFL has come down hard on violations.


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