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Seahawks fined, lose fifth-round draft pick for violating off-season workout rules
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Seahawks fined, lose fifth-round draft pick for violating off-season workout rules
Monday September 19th, 2016

The NFL has penalized the Seattle Seahawks for violating off-season workout rules, docking the team a 2017 fifth-round draft pick and the first week of 2017 organized team activities, the league announced on Monday.

The Seahawks were fined $400,000 and head coach Pete Carroll was fined $200,000.

The league announced that during the Seahawks' OTA on June 6, players engaged in “excessive on-field physical contact, which is expressly prohibited in all off-season workouts under the NFL-NFLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement. The prohibition is one of several measures by the NFL and NFLPA implemented to enhance player safety by limiting contact during off-season workout programs. The rules also help to prevent any team from gaining a competitive advantage.”

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All OTA sessions are voluntary and players are not allowed to hit or line up 11-on-11.

The Seahawks were previously docked two OTAs for a rules violation in 2012.

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