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Seahawks' Pete Carroll surprised by fine, loss of minicamp practices

Seahawks' Pete Carroll surprised by fine, loss of minicamp practices Photo: Elsa/Getty Images

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said he was disappointed and surprised the NFL fined the team and took away minicamp practices for next season after a minicamp fight.

Seattle lost two days of mandatory veteran's minicamp next season and was fined $300,000 after a minicamp practice fight between cornerback Richard Sherman and a receiver in June. The NFLPA investigated the fight and asked the team to hand over all offseason practice video.

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"I'm really disappointed," Carroll said to ESPN.com. "I don't want to be doing things wrong. I want to do things right and I'd like to show exactly how to do it. We're trying to do things the best you can possibly do it. Unfortunately, this decision makes it look otherwise."

Carroll said he didn't think the league was singling them out because of his team's physical reputation.

In 2012, the team was also fined for violating the league’s no-contact rules.

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