Seahawks may have violated CBA with T.O. practice
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- The Seattle Seahawks said Thursday they violated the NFL's collective bargaining agreement by allowing Terrell Owens to practice in shoulder pads during his first on-field practice.
The team said it unintentionally committed the violation and that Owens should have just been in a shell and not shoulder pads during his debut practice on Wednesday.
League spokesman Greg Aiello said in an email that the league is gathering facts.
The CBA states that players have a three-day acclimation period during the preseason after signing: "Day 1 is for the physical and meetings. Day 2 and 3 the player may participate, but only in helmet and shells or a padded shirt. Day 4 and for the rest of camp is in full pads.''
Owens signed Monday, making it his first day. He attended meetings and a walkthrough on Tuesday and was in full pads for Wednesday's practice.
It's unclear if the team will face any discipline.