The NFL's decision to fine the Seattle Seahawks and head coach Pete Carroll more than $300,000 for violating the league’s offseason non-contact rules began with an investigation by the NFL Players Association, reports Pro Football Talk.
According to the report, the NFLPA started its inquiry after seeing television footage of a practice fight involving cornerback Richard Sherman and receiver Bryan Walters during June's minicamp. The NFLPA then asked the Seahawks to hand over all offseason practice video so they could investigate.
The league stripped the team of two minicamp days for next offseason based on its findings.
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Inspection of the footage resulted in the union concluding that the practice was “way too aggressive,” per the source. Aggression was detected not simply on one or two plays but for the entire practice.
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