NFL Reportedly to Investigate Ravens for Using Full Pads at Rookie Minicamp

May 16, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Baltimore Ravens are reportedly under investigation for a potential violation of the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement.  
Citing a league source, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reported Monday that the Ravens “will be investigated for using full pads at a recent rookie minicamp.” A Baltimore official said the team didn’t know about the investigation but did concede “there was a five-minute period on May 6 when rookies and first-year players suited up in pads during a non-contact punt protection drill,” per Hensley.
The team official explained the Ravens were not aware rookie minicamp followed the same rules as OTAs. Baltimore’s players’ union representative, Benjamin Watson, reportedly clarified things, and the Ravens responded accordingly by stopping the use of pads and taking the players off the field.
“A Ravens official said everything can be verified because all practices were taped,” Hensley ...

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