Seahawks Lose Two Practices For Non-Contact Violation

May 30, 2012; Renton, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll watches his players stretch before an OTA practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-US PRESSWIRE

Adam Schefter reported today that the Seattle Seahawks were found in violation of the "non-contact rule" during their Organized Team Activities (OTAs). As a result, the NFL and the Players Association docked them 2 practice sessions.

Seattle Seahawks violated the Collective Bargaining Agreement’s offseason workout rules on the prohibition of live contact during an OTA.
Jun 05 via WhoSay Favorite Retweet Reply

Under Article 21 Section 2 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), it states repeatedly that "no live contact" drills shall occur during OTA.s. Schefter also reported the punishment meted out by the league and supported by the NFLPA.

Seahawks will forfeit two of their scheduled OTA practices (June 6 and 7) as well as an additional offseason workout day on Friday, June 8.
Jun 05 via WhoSay Favorite Retweet Reply

So the damage is actually two practices and a workout.

In a joint statement, the NFLPA had this to say:

"Seahawk players are not permitted to be at the [team] facility on those days, but will be paid for the sessions. The club cannot reschedule the sessions."

Sounds like a win-win for the players if you ask me. They lobbied for more time off as part of their end of the CBA and now they get an additional 3 days off with pay.

Further, subsection (d)(i) of Article 21 Section 8 says that in the event the NFL and the NFLPA agree that a violation has occurred, the head coach shall be subject to a fine in the amount of $100,000 for the first violation.

It goes on about the fines for 2nd and 3rd violations as well as increases for the future years of the CBA.

Josh Alpers of PFT reported that

This is the first offseason under the rules put in place by last year’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. The CBA limits teams to 10 OTA days, during which players may practice for two hours while wearing a helmet and no other pads. The CBA also requires that OTAs be filmed so that there is a record to refer to in case any drills need to be reviewed.

This is the first offseason under the rules put in place by last year’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. The CBA limits teams to 10 OTA days, during which players may practice for two hours while wearing a helmet and no other pads. The CBA also requires that OTAs be filmed so that there is a record to refer to in case any drills need to be reviewed.

After reading through the reports, I have reason to believe the lost practices and workout will be the only punishment and neither head coach Pete Carroll nor the Seahawks will be fined.

That said, I can't wait for Training Camp to see our team work out.

Go Broncos!

Follow Me on Twitter!

Like Me on FaceBook!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Mile High Report

You must be a member of Mile High Report to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Mile High Report. You should read them.

Join Mile High Report

You must be a member of Mile High Report to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Mile High Report. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker