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Seahawks nailed again for offseason violations, fined and lose pick

Pete Carroll AP

The Seahawks were punished for violating offseason rules once before, in 2014.

So when they were caught again, the league dropped the hammer on them. The NFL just announced the Seahawks violated offseason rules prohibiting excessive contact in offseason workings, citing a June 6 OTA practice.

The team was fined $400,000, and will lose a week of OTAs next season, along with their 2017 fifth-round pick. Coach Pete Carroll will also be fined $200,000, and the team will have to pay players for the OTAs which are cancelled next year.

The league cited a portion of the CBA which prohibits live contact.

‘Voluntary off-season workout programs are intended to provide training, teaching and physical conditioning for players,” it reads. “The intensity and tempo of drills should be at a level conducive to learning, with player safety as the highest priority, and not at a level where one player is in a physical contest with another player.”

The decision came after the league and the NFLPA reviewed their practice video.

In 2014, Carroll was fined “at least” $100,000, the Seahawks were fined “more than $200,000,” and the team lost two minicamp days in 2015 for having impermissible contact at offseason workouts.

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145 Responses to “Seahawks nailed again for offseason violations, fined and lose pick”
  1. lunar2013 says: Sep 19, 2016 1:52 PM

    Where are all the “cheater” comments?

  2. Seprix says: Sep 19, 2016 1:53 PM

    That’s Pete Carrol for you. Always bending the rules, at USC and then Seattle.

  3. insightfulcomments says: Sep 19, 2016 1:54 PM

    I’m guessing thwre won’t be a two year campaign to try to justify their cheating.

  4. amaf21 says: Sep 19, 2016 1:55 PM

    Hell yeah! The Commish is just takin’ out the trash now that he’s done with the Pats! #trash #cheatcarol

  5. sdelmonte says: Sep 19, 2016 1:55 PM

    Dan Graziano notes that recent Seahawks fifth-rounders include Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, and Luke Willson. So not a nothing punishment.

  6. MostlyRight says: Sep 19, 2016 1:56 PM

    It was a nice little run, Seahawks. Once again, Carroll should have passed.

  7. PFT-made-me-change-my-handle says: Sep 19, 2016 1:56 PM

    Best thing was seeing him lose it several times yesterday. This is fun stuff.

  8. valentino8100 says: Sep 19, 2016 1:56 PM

    Wait -no million dollar fine and the sanction of a 1st round pick. Guess the haven’t won enough Super Bowls to garner that much angst from the other cartel members.

  9. AtheistsareIdiots says: Sep 19, 2016 1:57 PM

    Cheathawks are gonna cheat

  10. daytontriangles says: Sep 19, 2016 1:57 PM

    That one year dynasty is forever tainted.

  11. inyourmind says: Sep 19, 2016 1:57 PM

    Because the pats aren’t involved

  12. flash1287 says: Sep 19, 2016 1:57 PM

    Remember when the “12’s” (stupid) told us the Seahawks were going to be the next “dynasty “?

  13. jackedupboonie says: Sep 19, 2016 1:57 PM

    Good…they get extra time off…which is basically what gathering players and walking around a field in non contact drills resembles.

  14. smartcollegefootball says: Sep 19, 2016 1:57 PM

    Dial up that Patriot practice tape, STAT

    They’re hitting at Belichick’s practices, too

    Pete’s taking this one to the house (Supreme Court, baby)

    Oh Yeah

  15. lscottman3 says: Sep 19, 2016 1:58 PM

    they also told him he should have ran the ball

  16. cardsfann1 says: Sep 19, 2016 1:58 PM

    Carrol is just one sleazy dude. A baby step above Bobby Petrino…

  17. sportsblogger7 says: Sep 19, 2016 1:58 PM

    Cheaters

  18. chicagosportsfan11 says: Sep 19, 2016 1:59 PM

    Wow first lose to a Jeff Fisher coached team, now this. They have really fell off.

  19. Patskrieg says: Sep 19, 2016 1:59 PM

    Is there a second page of the memo that details how many picks the Patriots lose because of this?

  20. avr29 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:00 PM

    Let me ask this: the rules state that tempo should be controlled to keep players safe, so then, given their incredibly high tempo, how many training camp injuries has the team actually accrued? Nowhere near as many as you think. Why? Because you get hurt when you go slow and try to “protect” yourself.

    These restrictions are pretty ridiculous on the whole, but rules are rules, so whatever. I’d bet that all these increased restrictions are actually hurting the league and causing more injuries, especially because of the way it impacts the ability of offensive lineman to learn how to play at the NFL-required level. How many QB and RB injuries have we already incurred through 2 weeks of play? Too many. Don’t have to like the rules, but still have to abide by them.

  21. patsrule59 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:00 PM

    Wow, a 5th round pick.

    Goodell really threw the book at them…a comic book

  22. mixjuan says: Sep 19, 2016 2:01 PM

    Daaaaang. Good thing it wasn’t alleged, but never proven that they participated in a ball deflation scheme. it could have been a lot worse

  23. jakehoyt says: Sep 19, 2016 2:01 PM

    Did they seriously get in trouble for practicing too hard?

  24. lscottman3 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:02 PM

    Seahawks one SB-*

  25. haminator says: Sep 19, 2016 2:02 PM

    My word Pete is never going to stop cheating. Dude, play by the rules!! Once a cheat always a cheat.

  26. minson15 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:04 PM

    Excessive contact?? Does that mean during a drill or a pre OTA meeting where the players are getting fired up? Where did they find it excessive?

  27. hendawg21 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:04 PM

    Well the way some of these teams are looking early they need to practice even if it isn’t in the collective bargaining agreement…for all the money invested in the NFL, these first two weeks have been some garbage. Because teams can’t hit nor practice until training camp and then starters only play in some cases maybe a half and a quarter all pre-season because of the fear of injury, when the season does start we get trash the first couple of weeks, poor tackling, QB’s missing wide open receivers etc.,

  28. 12coltsfan12 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:04 PM

    Hey, the fact that the PEDhawks were cheating and the Bills STILL WON THE OFFSEASON is a real credit to rex! what a coach!

  29. 345snarkavenue says: Sep 19, 2016 2:05 PM

    This league is really starting to disappoint me. There should have been a false/over-exaggerated tweet within a day of the infraction, so this could fester for months like pus in a boil waiting to be lanced.

    I’m kinda feeling like the league gypped us.

  30. internetcommenter7 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:06 PM

    I mean it’s nice that for once it’s not the patriots being screwed but what a ridiculous rule.

  31. zeke2517 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:06 PM

    “Is there a second page of the memo that details how many picks the Patriots lose because of this?”

    No.

  32. hendawg21 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:06 PM

    jakehoyt says:
    Sep 19, 2016 2:01 PM

    Did they seriously get in trouble for practicing too hard?

    I know right…but this is what you get when the inmates run the joint! Honestly for what I’ve seen these first two weeks they need to practice hard, because what we’ve seen in most games looks like crap.

  33. seabrawk12 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:06 PM

    Yep, can’t have football happening at football practice.

    Anyone who compares this to stealing practice footage, deflating balls, or putting a bounty out is just dumb.

    But yes all teams should abide by the same agreed rules. However don’t make it more than it is trolly mctrolls.

  34. jjackwagon says: Sep 19, 2016 2:07 PM

    Slippery Pete at it again. Pretty soon we will have to start calling them Patriots-West.

  35. nhpats says: Sep 19, 2016 2:08 PM

    I’d say the way the Seahawks’ offense is playing this season is punishment enough.

  36. harrisonhits2 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:08 PM

    Players are so soft these day.

    What they don’t get is the overall drop in conditioning they have from much lesser OTAs than there used to be is that they get far more injuries once the real games start.

  37. painsyndicate says: Sep 19, 2016 2:08 PM

    Cheaters gonna cheat.

  38. bonecrushinghits says: Sep 19, 2016 2:08 PM

    This is all just karma for the absolute poor sportsmanship shown by the players and the 2012s.

    Shut up and learn humility.

  39. Hawknballs says: Sep 19, 2016 2:09 PM

    Only in 2016 is practicing too hard dubbed ‘cheating’. lol.

  40. a49erfan77 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:10 PM

    What? This can’t be true. According to Patriot fans, only one NFL team ever gets punished by the league.

  41. wegonefunkwichamind says: Sep 19, 2016 2:10 PM

    lunar2013 says:
    Sep 19, 2016 1:52 PM

    Where are all the “cheater” comments?

    The article was posted at 1:51. I don’t think you gave it enough time, man.

  42. higheriqthanyou says: Sep 19, 2016 2:11 PM

    Take it to the Supreme Court.

    Let’s start a cookie drive to pay the fines.

    And let’s all meet for a 10 man march.

    “Free Practice”.

  43. billswillnevermove says: Sep 19, 2016 2:11 PM

    Pete The Cheat!!!

  44. higheriqthanyou says: Sep 19, 2016 2:12 PM

    Somewhere Alan Iverson is shaking his head.

    Not that the Hawks got popped for practicing too hard..

    Just for the idea that ANYONE would practice too hard.

  45. oiler1980 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:14 PM

    They were just practicing goal line run plays in full pads…

    Give em a break….

    Go Pats!!!!!!

  46. mmack66 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:14 PM

    flash1287 says:
    Sep 19, 2016 1:57 PM

    Remember when the “12’s” (stupid) told us the Seahawks were going to be the next “dynasty “?
    ————————

    Maybe they meant a cheating dynasty.

  47. scmems07 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:16 PM

    Looks like Pete adopted “The Patriot Way” there is Seattle.

    If you ain’t cheating, you ain’t tryin!

  48. minson15 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:16 PM

    patsrule59 says:
    Sep 19, 2016 2:00 PM

    Wow, a 5th round pick.

    Goodell really threw the book at them…a comic book
    ————————————
    When you consider what we’ve picked up in the 5th round in recent years….Kam Chancellor, Richard Sherman, Luke Wilson (some others that play role positions on other teams). Yes it is a pretty big hit.

  49. rideforjesus says: Sep 19, 2016 2:16 PM

    Is this because Pete once coached the Patriots???

  50. higheriqthanyou says: Sep 19, 2016 2:18 PM

    After watching the offensive line so far this season, Pete and Tom should have practiced a lot more and just accepted whatever fines were levied.

  51. byHim4u says: Sep 19, 2016 2:18 PM

    1.) I wonder after these latest fines and penalties if they’ve learned their lesson?

    2.) It’s certainly not help their game. They’ve just lost to the Rams!

  52. footballgodtb12 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:18 PM

    Nothing i find more hillarious than Roger Goodell putting out punishments of fines and draft picks on teams who pay his salary. .he’s gone nuts with power..you are talking about 100’s of thousands of dollars in fines and draft pick on his interpretation of violating the rules. There’s no investigation. .just “yeah..looks like they are breaking the rules. Time to dole out the punishment. .anyone do this before? Ahhhh who cares..bring me my dart board”

  53. bert1913 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:19 PM

    For such a smart man, Carroll does some stupid things

  54. jimjets says: Sep 19, 2016 2:19 PM

    cheaters suck

    signed – everyone besides patriot and seahawk fans

  55. icallitlikeiseeit67 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:21 PM

    Did you see Petey losing his mind yesterday when the refs were (rightfully so) flagging them for all their illegal garbing even the Sherman got away with one. He has been breaking the rules for so long he cant believe it when they are actually enforced.

    Karma cannot be denied dude something funny about it taking place at the LA Colosseum too.

  56. nhpats says: Sep 19, 2016 2:21 PM

    flash1287 says:
    Sep 19, 2016 1:57 PM

    Remember when the “12’s” (stupid) told us the Seahawks were going to be the next “dynasty “?

    ————
    I thought dynasties lasted more than 1 year

  57. alphabeta49er says: Sep 19, 2016 2:21 PM

    Peter the Cheater!

    Don’t call it a comeback!

  58. pensfan1 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:21 PM

    Hey, it’s the same rule for everybody and no one can hit early in OTA. Not even supposed to have pads. Better question is that since they practiced harder and hit more than everyone else causing the fine, how come they suck to start the year? 3 FG and 1 TD over 2 games and the TD was a desperation at the end of the game. When you have Miami asking how they blew a 4 point lead with 30 seconds left……………. Guess extra hitting did not translate into better game.

  59. buffalostarwarsfan says: Sep 19, 2016 2:21 PM

    Big shock – MORE whining from Patriots fans.

  60. nowearman714 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:22 PM

    Wow…lots of jealous comments here!

  61. harrisonhits2 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:22 PM

    “cheaters suck

    signed – everyone besides patriot and seahawk fans”

    Funny that a Jets fan is saying this since they’ve been repeatedly caught cheating many times the last few years.

    Here’s a newsflash for you. All 32 teams have been caught repeatedly doing naughty things since the league was formed into the modern NFL by the merger.

    Every single team, there is no team that didn’t “cheat” as you put.

    You want to hate the Pats, Seahawks, whoever, that’s fine. But don’t do it from a holier than thou position when your own team has been caught cheating over and over again.

  62. fireroger says: Sep 19, 2016 2:22 PM

    seabrawk12 says:
    Sep 19, 2016 2:06 PM
    Yep, can’t have football happening at football practice.

    Anyone who compares this to stealing practice footage, deflating balls, or putting a bounty out is just dumb.

    But yes all teams should abide by the same agreed rules. However don’t make it more than it is trolly mctrolls.
    ========================
    It is exactly what it should be. Follow the rules. No matter how trivial. Unless the argument is devolving to grey areas in not following the rules there really is nothing more to say. Welcome to Goodell’s NFL.

  63. lscottman3 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:23 PM

    jimjets says:

    cheaters suck

    signed – everyone besides patriot and seahawk fans
    =============================

    note to the Jets fan, just because Roger doesn’t fine your team for infractions doesn’t mean they don’t cheat.

    Player Tampering
    Football tampering

    to name a few.

  64. PFT-made-me-change-my-handle says: Sep 19, 2016 2:23 PM

    In case anyone cares, these rules were part of the new CBA. Players fought for less contact and practice.

  65. angeljperea says: Sep 19, 2016 2:25 PM

    THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH: This is what he did at USC. He is similar to Belchek in that he tries to cheat to that edge, but with a smile not a frown!

  66. RegisHawk says: Sep 19, 2016 2:25 PM

    Notice how the Seahawks accepted the punishment without whining, arguing, threatening litigation, etc. Seems some of the others (and their fans) could learn from that.

  67. veddermn8 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:25 PM

    That is way too harsh when the Jets only got 100K and a talking to for tampering with Revis, who then signed with them days later. Goodell has no idea what he is doing.

  68. mightymightylafootball says: Sep 19, 2016 2:27 PM

    I cant imagine how bad the punishment would be if they did something like deflating footballs.

    Wait, yes I can…

  69. veddermn8 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:27 PM

    seabrawk12 says:
    Sep 19, 2016 2:06 PM
    Yep, can’t have football happening at football practice.

    Anyone who compares this to stealing practice footage, deflating balls, or putting a bounty out is just dumb.

    But yes all teams should abide by the same agreed rules. However don’t make it more than it is trolly mctrolls.
    ……….

    Its a waaay too harsh punishment. But at the same time, it should be much more than the other things you pointed out because they all were all torn to shreds by common sense, the facts and science.

  70. LyinRogerMustGo says: Sep 19, 2016 2:27 PM

    note to the Jets fan, just because Roger doesn’t fine your team for infractions doesn’t mean they don’t cheat.

    Player Tampering
    Football tampering

    to name a few.


    Tripping🙂

  71. duffelbagsports says: Sep 19, 2016 2:28 PM

    Clearly they won’t be punished for hitting yesterday

  72. tybalt1211 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:28 PM

    Cheaters!!!

    For excessive trying??

  73. seatownballers says: Sep 19, 2016 2:31 PM

    I thought yesterday’s game was the punishment

  74. mogogo1 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:31 PM

    Wow, to get caught TWICE in 3 years is pretty amazing. Is contact in OTAs really that big a deal where they couldn’t stand to dial it down? Or are do they just clueless?

  75. lscottman3 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:31 PM

    RegisHawk says:

    Notice how the Seahawks accepted the punishment without whining, arguing…
    ==============================

    perhaps you missed Mr Wonderful jumping up and down on the sidelines when the refs called offensive pas interference.

    took it like a pro, perhaps you should watch the patriots more and watch Bill

    it is what it is

  76. skawh says: Sep 19, 2016 2:31 PM

    1-1 this season. That’s all that matters. We’re on to Cincinnati!

  77. tylereifertisunstoppable says: Sep 19, 2016 2:31 PM

    Wow. Pete Carroll is a career cheater… not surprising, probably commenced with his tenure in New England.

  78. tb12bestqbevah says: Sep 19, 2016 2:31 PM

    Ain’t so funny when King Roger sets his crosshairs on YOUR team, is it?

    $600,000 in fines. Lost 5th round pick. One less week of practice next offseason.

    All because football players were caught practicing football, during football practice, on one single day, June 6th, this summer.

    Unbelievable.

  79. gwhite13 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:32 PM

    Funny how this happens and Talib is expected to skate on shooting himself.

  80. custardchucker says: Sep 19, 2016 2:32 PM

    Pats fan here, and by no means a liker of the Seahawks.

    That’s a ridiculous penalty on Seattle. The Jets got off with something way more egregious with Revis (and even then I didn’t think it warranted much more than a slap on the wrist). Goodell is a total POS. All you haters can laugh, but the power-hungry moron will soon be slamming your team (unless you’re a Jets fan) and then you’ll understand how the rest of us feel.

  81. bannedfromchoirpractice says: Sep 19, 2016 2:32 PM

    If Pete had a helmet, he’d tear the sticker off. That’d show ’em!

  82. jstamper3377 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:33 PM

    I’m guessing thwre won’t be a two year campaign to try to justify their cheating.

    —————————————————————————

    I’m guessing if they were innocent they may feel compelled to defend themselves. Wouldn’t you? At what point did vigorously defending yourself against a witch hunt become a bad thing?

  83. qbarrel says: Sep 19, 2016 2:35 PM

    For everyone that thinks Pats fans are whiners, you have yet another example of how the league operates from two different positions with regard to discipline – one for the Pats and one for everyone else.

    A common misnomer is that the reason the Pats were so heavily punished is because they are “repeat offenders”. Well then riddle me this: How are the Seahawks NOT “repeat offenders”?

  84. vikingsdefineaverage says: Sep 19, 2016 2:36 PM

    Goodell and the owners are really struggling with a Napoleonic complex

  85. dtroxallday says: Sep 19, 2016 2:36 PM

    lunar2013 says:
    Sep 19, 2016 1:52 PM
    Where are all the “cheater” comments?
    =============================
    If you’d have waited more than 1 friggin’ minute to comment after this story was posted I’m sure you’d have found plenty of them.

  86. bowltr says: Sep 19, 2016 2:37 PM

    Cue all the “cheater” accusations from fan bases that can’t win.

  87. pats14 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:37 PM

    seabrawk12 says:
    Sep 19, 2016 2:06 PM

    Anyone who compares this to stealing practice footage, deflating balls, or putting a bounty out is just dumb.
    ________________

    What’s dumb is that you think any of those 3 things really happened….

  88. vikingsdefineaverage says: Sep 19, 2016 2:38 PM

    valentino8100 says:
    Sep 19, 2016 1:56 PM
    Wait -no million dollar fine and the sanction of a 1st round pick. Guess the haven’t won enough Super Bowls to garner that much angst from the other cartel members.
    _________________________________________
    Bending the rules in the offseason is very different from cheating in the AFC Championship game

  89. theparadoxx82 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:40 PM

    The NFLPA is constantly pushing for softer practices yet somehow I bet Goodell will get the blame for this.,

  90. jgedgar70 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:41 PM

    I’m a Panthers fan, so I don’t really care about Seattle. Or New England or any other AFC team not on the Panthers schedule.

    That being said, the NFL “discipline” continues to be very random. I know the Patriots fans are mad that Seattle didn’t get hit harder. But it looks, on the surface, like this is another case of a fly swatter being needed, but the NFL used Gallagher’s Sledge-O-Matic instead.

  91. truthprofessor says: Sep 19, 2016 2:41 PM

    Cheatattle Cheathawks and their coach Cheat Carroll.

  92. nhpats says: Sep 19, 2016 2:41 PM

    Talib discharges a weapon in public……nothing

    The Colts pipe in fake crowd noise and failed to disclose Andrew Lucks broken ribs…….nothing

    The Seahawks practice too hard too early……Fine and loss of draft picks!

    This is Der Leader’s NFL people…..

  93. jackedupboonie says: Sep 19, 2016 2:43 PM

    So I wonder who the whistle blower was….Michael Bennett anyone?

  94. platnumtoof says: Sep 19, 2016 2:43 PM

    Supposedly this is due to two players hitting heads going after a loose ball. If so, that’s appalling.

  95. imodan says: Sep 19, 2016 2:44 PM

    buffalostarwarsfan says:
    Sep 19, 2016 2:21 PM
    Big shock – MORE whining from Patriots fans.
    ————————————————————
    Bigger shock- Rex’s Bills 0-2.

  96. bgibson8708 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:48 PM

    Couldn’t this actually help them some? If I’m a free agent, all else being equal to get an extra week off playing fit the Hawks.

  97. metalup666 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:48 PM

    “Anyone who compares this to stealing practice footage, deflating balls, or putting a bounty out is just dumb.”
    ________________

    “What’s dumb is that you think any of those 3 things really happened….”

    What’s really dumb is that Pats fans think those things didn’t happen. Everybody else in the free world knows they did.

  98. sterngardfriegen says: Sep 19, 2016 2:48 PM

    For all of those mocking the rules, this is an attempt to deal with the concussion problem. If you have any better ideas, rather than the mock let us know what you propose to do about CTE. The quality of players’ lives depend on it.

  99. truthprofessor says: Sep 19, 2016 2:49 PM

    vikingsdefineaverage said: Bending the rules in the offseason is very different from cheating in the AFC Championship game


    The informed might say:

    bending the rules in the offseason is a whole lot worse than

    being generally aware that someone else might have wanted to cheat in the AFC Championship game, but did not, as proven by 8th grade science.

  100. lionsfan123 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:49 PM

    lol, so lame.

    Lions fan here…no dog in the fight. I feel bad for Seattle and the game of football.

    What will these Millennials ask for in the next CBA? No contact during games? 3 bye weeks and a 14 week season? 1 preseason game with flags, no contact?

    Derp derp derp.

  101. FlashPatterson says: Sep 19, 2016 2:49 PM

    Aka West New England

  102. TheCakeIsALie says: Sep 19, 2016 2:50 PM

    What a shame. According to the typical PFT commenter, there hasn’t been a legitimate Superbowl champ in over 30 years.

  103. chesswhileyouplaycheckers says: Sep 19, 2016 2:51 PM

    RegisHawk says:
    Sep 19, 2016 2:25 PM
    Notice how the Seahawks accepted the punishment without whining, arguing, threatening litigation, etc. Seems some of the others (and their fans) could learn from that.
    ——————————

    Maybe because there was actual undeniable proof. Notice how last time they got caught Carroll said it was a learning experience and they would govern themselves accordingly? Seems he would have learned from that…

    Justify away, but the rest of us will know it for the hypocrisy that it is.

  104. dickroy says: Sep 19, 2016 2:52 PM

    He cheated at USC too

  105. skawh says: Sep 19, 2016 2:55 PM

    Fact is, Seattle is a darling team of the NFL…it’s not news. The NFL was upset Seattle spoiled the Manning best offensive production ever by a 43-8 loss…everyone saw it…it wasn’t pretty. The league doesn’t treat all teams equal…it’s common knowledge. Whatever.

  106. BringBackTheFlex says: Sep 19, 2016 2:56 PM

    LOL. I remember when they used to call Wade Phillips work outs “Camp Cupcake”. Looks like the players all want a cupcake workout. Like the church dances where the chaperones want to see 6 inches of distance when dancing. What a joke.

  107. lscottman3 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:57 PM

    my guess is that the Texans will be the next team that Godell lays the hammer down on.

    Please spare me that they are clean, you don’t have to be dirty to be nailed, just need to be competitive against one of Roger’s favs

  108. BringBackTheFlex says: Sep 19, 2016 2:58 PM

    Keep in mind that the only “cheat” here was risk on injury to Seattle players. And a very minor risk at that.

  109. cakesw says: Sep 19, 2016 2:59 PM

    Have you SEEN the Seahawks play this year ????

    Obviously…

    they SHOULD be trying to sneak in as many practices as they can.

  110. ehsguy72 says: Sep 19, 2016 3:04 PM

    LOl- all of that extra intensity sure got their offense rolling in high gear once the season started….

  111. twoteamsforlosangeles says: Sep 19, 2016 3:09 PM

    Looking forward to the Cheater Bowl on November 6th

  112. mmack66 says: Sep 19, 2016 3:12 PM

    scmems07 says:
    Sep 19, 2016 2:16 PM

    Looks like Pete adopted “The Patriot Way” there is Seattle.
    ——————————-

    Looks more like they adopted “The Raven Way”.

  113. fmckenney says: Sep 19, 2016 3:17 PM

    The Seahawks have done more than any team in improving tackling techniques for the safety of its players.I suspect that no players were injured and no players complained. No harm no foul.

  114. jsuch2 says: Sep 19, 2016 3:18 PM

    It’s football, not horseshoes.

  115. idiedpretty says: Sep 19, 2016 3:28 PM

    Didn’t Pete coach the Pats a few years ago? hmmmmm.

  116. firecracker87 says: Sep 19, 2016 3:32 PM

    Preparation is part of the game as in strategy. I think the NFL should stay out of how a team is run at least as far as practice goes. If the coach wants them to mud wrestle in bikinis to practice then so be it.

    The team that prepares the best usually wins. Let’s see how well teams can prepare.

    I’m mean why are grown men being treated like sissies? If they’re willing to sign up for the work and be paid then have them sign a waiver to cover legal aspects and then let the teams prepare how they see fit.

  117. toybkshr says: Sep 19, 2016 3:34 PM

    Thot maybe the OL complained as it’s obvious they don’t want any live contact!

  118. metitometin says: Sep 19, 2016 3:36 PM

    Punishment seems a little light compared to how the Patriots got screwed. The NFL had evidence that the Seahawks cheated but couldn’t find any evidence that Brady’s balls were deflated so they railroaded and framed him. Seems like there’s a double standard here. It’s okay to take down the mighty Patriots but treat everyone else with kid gloves.

  119. ricko1112 says: Sep 19, 2016 3:43 PM

    Ravens got nailed again for violating the same offseason role for the 2nd time. However, because the Ravens (along with he Broncos, Colts, and Jets) are allowed to cheat at will, they hardly got a slap on the wrist.

  120. 345snarkavenue says: Sep 19, 2016 3:43 PM

    firecracker87 says:
    Sep 19, 2016 3:32 PM

    Preparation is part of the game as in strategy. I think the NFL should stay out of how a team is run at least as far as practice goes. If the coach wants them to mud wrestle in bikinis to practice then so be it.

    The team that prepares the best usually wins. Let’s see how well teams can prepare.

    I’m mean why are grown men being treated like sissies? If they’re willing to sign up for the work and be paid then have them sign a waiver to cover legal aspects and then let the teams prepare how they see fit

    ——–

    it’s in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. if the league/teams want it, they’ll have to negotiate to get it.

  121. finfansince68 says: Sep 19, 2016 3:45 PM

    Oh Boy – Adolf Goodell at it AGAIN!! What’s he had now?….
    Bounty-Gate, Bully-Gate, Deflate-Gate, Tamper-Gate & NOW …OTA-Gate! What a CROCK!!

  122. stoptrippn says: Sep 19, 2016 3:49 PM

    Pure liar and cheater. He was booooed walking into the coliseum. That should tell you something

  123. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Carlos Hyde says: Sep 19, 2016 3:56 PM

    Cheat Carrol and the PEDhawks never surprise me.

  124. higheriqthanyou says: Sep 19, 2016 4:09 PM

    Seattle’s defense may be even better than the last four years.

    #Dominant

  125. buffalosunshine says: Sep 19, 2016 4:14 PM

    #CHEATCARROL… certainly the best thing I have read all day

  126. skinsdiehard says: Sep 19, 2016 4:19 PM

    Good for the players that they don’t have to endure this crap in OTA’s. Suspensions for coaches should be next step if it happens again.

  127. jackedupboonie says: Sep 19, 2016 4:37 PM

    Seattle needs to take a page from Denver. It’s time to unleash the defensive dogs and help your offense. Wait…..you don’t have Von Miller?? Uhh ohh

  128. officialgame says: Sep 19, 2016 4:48 PM

    Wonder who turned them in, Andy.

  129. aljack88 says: Sep 19, 2016 4:50 PM

    “Wow. Pete Carroll is a career cheater… not surprising, probably commenced with his tenure in New England.”
    ===============================
    He was with Rogah’s home city and team before he ever traveled north.

  130. harrisonhits2 says: Sep 19, 2016 4:55 PM

    “Ain’t so funny when King Roger sets his crosshairs on YOUR team, is it?

    $600,000 in fines. Lost 5th round pick. One less week of practice next offseason.

    All because football players were caught practicing football, during football practice, on one single day, June 6th, this summer.”

    Welcome to Goodell’s Reich. If you’re not one of his cronies your team gets hammered for the slightest infraction, things that Tagliabue would have laughed at if someone claimed a team was cheating by doing whatever it was.

    “Good for the players that they don’t have to endure this crap in OTA’s. Suspensions for coaches should be next step if it happens again.”

    Really ? Football players shouldn’t have to “endure” playing football ? Go watch synchronized swimming or something like that. Its clear football is far to harsh and violent a game for your sensitivities to handle.

  131. Armada says: Sep 19, 2016 5:01 PM

    Seahawks… aka the West Coast Pats

  132. boisestatewhodat says: Sep 19, 2016 5:13 PM

    Why is Sean Payton the only coach to get suspended? Belichek after deflategate, where whether you believe the balls made a difference or not, there was a lot more evidence than anything the Saints did or did not do. Now Carroll…it’s a real shame.

    ‘You’re the head coach, ignorance is no excuse.’
    –Rodger Goodell to Sean Payton

  133. icebowler says: Sep 19, 2016 6:21 PM

    So instead of practicing good blocking and tackling technique in the Spring in full gear, the players are all in the weight room getting even bigger, stronger, and faster. The result is poorer blocking and tackling and more severe injuries, and more of them, when these behemoth’s just crash into each other, in unorthodox ways, when the real games start.

  134. black59razorblog says: Sep 19, 2016 6:23 PM

    Well, Pete did once coach the Patriots, so, makes sense…

  135. kingkreg12 says: Sep 20, 2016 1:39 AM

    Goodell is an idiot…. Practicing too hard gets these guys labeled cheaters??

    We have the balls being deflated naturally, practicing too hard….. What’s next? Gonna fine the Broncos next time it snows?? Egregious field conditions due to weather…. Dock em their first

  136. omeimontis says: Sep 20, 2016 8:21 AM

    Why doesn’t Cheat Carroll do what President Richard Nixon did and erase part of the tape that contains the damning evidence. The Sea Hogs are not benefiting from the excessive contact, as many of their players are suffering injuries during preseason, and some of them have to be waived.

  137. omeimontis says: Sep 20, 2016 9:00 AM

    The league simply slapped him on the wrist with a monetary fine in the past. I guess a little bit of money was not a deterrent. Taking away draft choices is going to hurt him more and may stop him for violating the rules again.

  138. dstroi says: Sep 20, 2016 10:00 AM

    jimjets says:
    Sep 19, 2016 2:19 PM
    cheaters suck

    signed – everyone besides patriot and seahawk fans
    ****************************************************
    I deduce that you’re a Jets fan which is fine but do you really want me to get into your teams infractions over the years or would you like to retract your ridiculous statement?

  139. veddermn8 says: Sep 20, 2016 11:19 AM

    jimjets says:
    Sep 19, 2016 2:19 PM
    cheaters suck

    signed – everyone besides patriot and seahawk fans
    ……

    So tripping a player from the sidelines, tampering with kicking balls, tampering with multiple players on other teams would be evidence that the Jets also fall under what you said. But everyone already knew that.

  140. veddermn8 says: Sep 20, 2016 12:23 PM

    Seahawks severe punishment again shows Goodell is in the back pocket of Ravens owner Steve Biscotti. Ravens held illegal full pad rookie workouts for years until they were busted in May and only got a fine. Why did they not lose a pick? Why was the Rice investigation so secretive and screwed up? Why wasn’t Suggs disciplined for his domestic incident? Why was the Pats formation strategy made illegal weeks after they used it against the Ravens, and then Ravens used a version of the formation themselves?

  141. fireroger says: Sep 20, 2016 1:35 PM

    RegisHawk says:
    Sep 19, 2016 2:25 PM
    Notice how the Seahawks accepted the punishment without whining, arguing, threatening litigation, etc. Seems some of the others (and their fans) could learn from that.
    ====================
    Probably because the NFL wasn’t trying to redefining basic science along the way. Just sayin’

  142. mmack66 says: Sep 20, 2016 3:43 PM

    footballgodtb12 says:
    Sep 19, 2016 2:18 PM

    Nothing i find more hillarious than Roger Goodell putting out punishments of fines and draft picks on teams who pay his salary.
    ————————

    That’s part of his job. From who else is he going to fine and steal draft picks?

  143. fireroger says: Sep 20, 2016 6:28 PM

    Inconsistent player discipline.
    Inconsistent calls from the refs.

    That sure as heck has nothing to do with the CBA.

  144. ibillwt says: Sep 20, 2016 9:05 PM

    Screw the league Pete. I WANT a coach looking for an edge and they’re only cracking on you because you’ve been too successful.

    Pay their piss ant fine and hope to see you back in bowl against the Pats.

  145. aj66shanghai says: Sep 22, 2016 5:52 AM

    I’m a Seahawks fan. This doesn’t bother me in the least, and it surprised me to find that it has so many fans in a tizzy and other teams’ fans with so much to say.

    They didn’t take away my money, or deduct $ from the team’s salary cap. I doubt the next 5th rounder would have been the next Richard Sherman or Kam Chancellor. Now we’ll never know anyway. Pete deserved to be fined for passing on the goal line but teams can’t do that. Justice is finally served.

    This “business of the business” stuff bores me to no end. I can’t wait til Sunday.

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