Pete Carroll and Seahawks Fined For Excessive Contact In OTA

NEW YORK (AP) — Seattle coach Pete Carroll has been fined $200,000, the Seahawks have been fined $400,000 and will lose a fifth-round draft choice for violating the NFL’s work rules on contact in the offseason.

The Seahawks will forfeit the draft pick in 2017 and also lose a week of organized team activities for allowing excessive contact in an OTA (Organized Team Activity) on June 6. That is prohibited by the labor agreement with the players’ union.

Seahawks players will be paid for the cancelled sessions in 2017.

The league on Monday cited Carroll as “responsible for maintaining appropriate control over practices and intervening if prohibited conduct occurs.”

The decision was made after the league and the NFL Players Association independently reviewed the on-field practice video for June 6. Both sides agreed the Seahawks violated the no live contact rules.

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