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Breaking: NFL team sanctioned for breaking rule

Team jeopardized player safety

Published on by The Football Feed in NFL News

The Seattle Seahawks were penalized by the NFL for violating an NFL / NFL Players Association rule that prohibits excessive contact from all offseason workouts according to NFL.com

The team will be fined $400,000, will lose the first week of 2017 organized activities and forfait its fifth-round selection in the 2017 draft. Head coach Pete Carroll will also be fined $200,000.

According to Carroll, the violation came when two helmet-less players "banged heads and got injured" during OTAs.

This isn't the first time the Seahawks are in trouble for such a violation. Back in 2014, they had to pay a $300,000 fine. They also lost OTA sessions in 2012 for a similar offense.

Source: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000705741/article/seahawks-lose-draft-pick-for-violating-offseason-rules