Ravens Fined, Lose 1 Week of OTAs for Violating Offseason Workout Rules

May 26, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Baltimore Ravens have been hit with a punishment from the NFL for violating the league's collective bargaining agreement by using full pads at a rookie minicamp.  
Per the Ravens' official Twitter account, they are required to forfeit one week of organized team activities from June 1-3, with the team and head coach John Harbaugh also being issued separate fines for the violation. 
The Ravens also released a short statement after the NFL announced discipline against the team, via the team's official Twitter account:
Per WNST 1570, Harbaugh said the violation is "on me. It was my decision." ESPN's Jim Trotter noted the Ravens were fined $343,057 and Harbaugh was docked $137,233 for the team violating the league's rules.
ESPN's Jamison Hensley reported on May 18 the Ravens were being investigated for having players in full pads during a rookie minicamp.
A Ravens official told Hensley about "a five-minute period on May 6 when rookies an...

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