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NFL chastens Seattle

The NFL has punished the Seattle Seahawks for excessive offseason workouts. The league’s management council and the players’ union determined that Seattle violated the collective bargaining agreement’s offseason workout rules by having live contact during one of the club’s organized team activities (OTAs). As punishment, the Seahawks will forfeit scheduled OTA practices today and Thursday, plus a workout day Friday. Players are prohibited from being at the facility on those days, but will be paid for the sessions. Seattle coach Pete Carroll (pictured right) said he wasn’t surprised when the league notified the Seahawks about the violations. “We are as competitive as can be, we have a very young football team,” Carroll said.

– Associated Press