After a three-year lull in discipline against teams for violating the rules applicable to offseason workouts, the NFL has smacked down three franchises in little more than a week.
The Jaguars have announced that their ongoing Organized Team Activities will end on Thursday, at the behest of the league office.
“The NFL Management Council and the NFL Players Association have resolved
a complaint by the Players Association against the Jacksonville Jaguars
concerning violations of the Collective Bargaining Agreement’s
offseason workout rules,” the league said in a statement posted at the Jaguars’ official website. “It was determined that the Jaguars violated the rules
concerning the intensity and tempo of drills conducted on the club’s
organized team activity days.
“As a result, the Jaguars will forfeit a week of their offseason program
(June 21-25, 2010). Jaguars players are not permitted to be at the
facility on those days, but will be paid for the sessions. The club
cannot reschedule the canceled days.”
The Ravens and the Raiders also have recently forfeited practice sessions due to violations of the rules.