Seahawks may lose 2nd-round pick for not disclosing Richard Sherman injury

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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll admitted this week that the team failed to disclose a knee injury that cornerback Richard Sherman was dealing with throughout the regular season, saying “he never missed anything” as a way of explaining why the team didn’t share the information.

The Seahawks could be missing something as a result of not disclosing Sherman’s condition. PFT reported that the NFL is looking into the situation; Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that the team may lose a second-round pick as a penalty.

The league has issued fines in the past when teams haven’t shared full injury information, but there can be additional discipline handed down if teams have multiple offenses of league policies. The Seahawks have run afoul of the league three times due to violations of the rules governing offseason work, which led the NFL to strip a week of organized team activities this offseason and a fifth-round pick from the team.

There’s no word on when the league might announce any penalties for the Seahawks as a result of Carroll’s admission that their injury reports were incomplete during the regular season.

167 responses to “Seahawks may lose 2nd-round pick for not disclosing Richard Sherman injury

  1. So ridiculous…..Are these reports even real anyway?…who cares and why should I tell my opponent about an injury so they can attack that weakness.

  2. “Seahawks may lose 2nd-round pick for not disclosing Richard Sherman injury”

    And they DESERVE to lose the 2nd round pick!

  3. So we have a LEGITIMATE Gate scandal following Ryan Grigson’s withholding of Andrew luck’s ribs last year…

    CRUCIFY THEM!

    Sincerely,

    1 Patriot Way Foxborough Massachusetts

  4. When I saw Mort was involved I immediately became skeptical. I imagine 11 of 12 fans become skeptical of anything he reports. How does that feel mort? Was it worth it? Allowing the NFL to give it to you dry and then protecting them so you didn’t lose your access… seems pointless to have access when no one believes your reporting, lmfao. You might as well retire bro… I’ll wait until this report gets confirmed or reported by another source before I can take it seriously

  5. Dont fret Seattle fans….Parcells gave Carroll a Patriots team filled with ProBowlers 3 weeks after a Super Bowl game only to have him wreck it in 18 months….Only matter of time…………

  6. Haha they deserve it. Classless team, classless coach, classless players, and most of all; clueless “fans”. “I’ve been a fan since 1976, even if I was born in the 90’s and didn’t watch football until 2012.”

  7. This coach is a cheater and always will be. Whether it’s on a wife or on his previous college or his current NFL team. He’s a dirtbag and will do whatever he wants and leave the carnage behind. Teflon don.

  8. Carroll should fight this in federal court. Then, after losing his case, perhaps he can borrow someone’s helmet and peel the NFL sticker off? Yeah, that’ll teach ’em. The Pats are such a joke.

  9. Repeat offender. Disregarded warnings. Compromised the integrity of the game. Hey, how about a four game suspension and a first rounder?

  10. Carroll has cheated his entire career both college and Pro, why would you think this was anything different. They should suspend him and not punish the team.

  11. No surprise. Pete Carroll cheated at USC on recruiting violations and skipped town and let the incoming coach have to deal with it. Fine the team a 1st round pick, that should get Pete’s and Paul Allen’s attention.

  12. Colts hide broken ribs on Andrew Luck for weeks no problem.

    Seahawks loose a draft pick. They should raise hell about the Luck injury if the league docks a draft pick.

    Corruption runs deep in Roger Goodell’s National Integrity League.

  13. Seahawks should loose 1st round draft pick
    the organization should be fined a big sum
    and Sissy Sherman should be banned for 4 games for this as well..

    Injurygate..

  14. That seems excessive for the crime. Seems more like a fine-able offense.

    I’m convinced park avenue has one of those “Jump to Conclusion” mats from Office Space.

    Jump Again ??? YES! Lose one turn Go Wild! Moot!

    They probably paid 1 billion dollars for it too. (Taxpayer funded)

  15. Thats absolutely insane, but being tis the NFL I guess its not that bad considering certain teams lose millions of dollars and at least a 1st for playing in cold weather.

  16. Actually, he reported that the idea of elevating the 5th rounder they were docked to a 2nd rounder is under serious consideration. But don’t let that keep you from misleading the sheep here.

  17. They could lose a draft pick over this?

    Meanwhile the Steelers skate after they were caught using deflated footballs, and a player was caught secretly recording video in the locker room.

    Last year they cheated the Bengals in the playoffs when Porter stepped onto the field to bait Jones. A few years back Tomlin got in the way of a kick returner.

  18. Not a big loss. They’d just blow it on another D lineman and try to convert him into an O lineman anyways.

  19. Why don’t the league send in Wells? The team clearly have no regard for basic rules, so there’s bound to be more wrongdoing.

  20. I see the NFL is showing their pettiness once again.

    Sherman was, once again, one of the league’s top corners. The injury did little to affect his play.

    The Patriots listed Tom Brady as “questionable” with a shoulder injury for how many years? Zero questions asked about the integrity of that.

    It’s time for Fraudger Goodell to be replaced.

  21. Penalizing a team for not admitting an injury that exposes them to the exploitation of that now identified weakness is ridiculous.

  22. I Stopped reading when I came to “Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports”. I’ll believe it when I see it.
    #MortensenLies

  23. This is all a ruse to massage Sherman’s ego. Dude’s decline is showing signs and he might no be such a whiny beeotch if it comes out that his knee was hurting.
    Having Sherman in your team is like having a teenage daughter that fights with her friends and broke up with her boyfriend.

  24. Not a Seahawk fan, but that seems excessive.

    It is not like the injury reports have a whole lot of credibility to them anyway.

    Kinda like Whacking KC for not tampering properly.

  25. Yet the Colts get away with Luck the Bust’s ribs. The Jets get away with tampering. The Giants get away with domestic violence. The Steelers get away with under-inflated balls. The Giants get away with needling the ball during a game. Etc

  26. Couldn’t believe they didn’t lose any picks for the PED scandal a few years back. They should not skate by this time and I think the league knows better than to turn the other cheek. Then again it’s Goodell so who knows. They deserve to lose a high draft pick and a very hefty fine.

  27. If you’re going to CHEAT at least try to win. Sheesh! Enjoy the off-season SHAWKS! Purple Participation ribbons are on the way… again!

  28. That hurts.
    Pete needs to run a tighter ship.
    5th round pick already gone this year.

  29. Let’s all overreact and insist upon a special task force to monitor every team’s injury report. Of cpurse they will need to live with the players, shower with them, attemd doctor visits together, or we can’t be 100% sure that every hangnail or stubbed toe isn’t fully documented and reported properly

  30. Given the league’s MO when it comes to leaks, especially with Mortensen involved, don’t be surprised if this is a trial balloon to cushion the blow when they announce some lesser penalty. It should be a 2nd and the 5th not an ‘elevation’ to a 2nd but the Cheathawks have a history of being let off light

  31. They really need the hammer. Multiple violations. I’d say a 1st or 2 2nds plus losing compensation picks for FAs.

  32. Wow, I hate Seattle for 12 reasons but even I think this is stupid. If you lose a pick for this crap the Pats should have lost even more for their series of transgressions. If I were a coach I would list every player as “questionable” each week.

  33. I like how the NFL makes up its penalties as it goes. And they toss out trial balloons like this one to make sure the penalty meets the approval of the masses.

  34. A better fine would be to forbid Cheatin Pete to chew gum during games, be fun to watch him go stir crazy on the sideline

  35. Chris Mortensen lists one of his job qualifications as “Christian”. He associates with guys like Irsay. He pushes lies about guys like Brady. Now he is being used by Goodell and his lackeys to float a punishment of Seahawks to gauge the public reaction. These guys are despicable.

  36. And everyone says the Pats are the cheaters. These clowns are running out of draft picks to have taken away. And let’s not even start about the culture of PED abuse in Seattle.

  37. People act like cheating is the worst thing ever… Losing is the worst thing ever. I wish my team would do some cheating if it equals victories!

  38. Karma catches up to everyone.. I love how these trolls knock the Niners and keep talking about something Harbaugh shouted in a locker room 5 years ago.. Everybody has it better then Seattle because they win and lose classless. There not above reproach and their as classless a bunch of clowns I have ever seen. Nobody cares about the Pacific Northwest and karma caught up to you! How is that dynasty working out? Still think you have a better franchise then the Niners because you won once.. You will never win again because karma catches up! Enjoy your basement!

  39. The league knows where its bread is buttered.
    Gambling is the engine. Wise guys need as much info as possible.
    From a team standpoint, it’s a virtual lock that all teams fudge the reports on a weekly basis.
    If you’re trying to win, why on Earth would you disclose that your top cornerback was playing with an MCL injury? If they put “probable, owie” each week, would that satisfy the protocol?
    As with everything NFL, a mountain is being made out of a molehill.
    Punch your wife or beat your kid with a stick? Sweep that under the rug.
    Footballs might be slightly underinflated? Spend millions and shame your marquee player.
    Not fill out an injury report? Lose some draft choices.

    The NFL under Goodell is becoming a farce.

  40. It is fair punishment for a multiple time offender however it will never happen!!! The Hawks are one of Roger’s boys, especially Allen’s money.

  41. Pete Carroll continues to operate like an NCAA coach, not certain why he’s even in the NFL. This particular non-disclosure, which is against the rules, was obviously intended to give his team an in-game benefit…which translates to cheating. the Coach should be suspended, the team fined & loss of a 1st round Draft pick. That, in fact, should be the standard for any team / coach caught cheating.

  42. I don’t think there is a sports league anywhere that have the amount of rules and trip hazards than NFL. If you forget your sandwiches there’s probably a fine for that. This is what you get when you have too many chiefs running around wondering what they can think of next.

  43. Seattle fans – Don’t put up with it. If you can lose a 2nd rounder for not fully complying with the League’s policy to abet the gambling industry, you should ask why do the Giants only lose 12 spots off their 4th round pick for abetting a domestic violence offender, or why the Steelers avoid anything for deflating footballs just a few months ago, or the Jets avoid anything more than a fine for tampering or the Falcons lose just a low round pick for being caught pumping in noise to a domed stadium. While the Pats might be the main target, they aren’t the ONLY ones who are affected by the league’s favoritism policy.

    You’ve had some great success over the last 4 or 5 years. Don’t ever think it was done on a level playing field. Every Pats fans knows that it is NEVER a level playing field as far as the folks on Park Ave are concerned. Some franchises, like the Giants, Jets, Steelers, and Denver are more equal than others when it comes to how the rules are inforced.

    While it might not always seem so, Pats fans DO understand it’s not just about them. Goodell victimizes a number of franchises in order to help a favored few.

  44. There are rules to disclose injuries. “Most” teams apply to these rules, to varying degrees. Problem is that Pete Carroll’s teams have a history of not abiding by the rules. College and Pro’s rule breaking seems to follow him.

    Whether you agree that teams should or shouldn’t disclose injuries isn’t the point, the point is that his teams have not followed the rules. There is a pattern here.

  45. LMAO the weak little patriot trolls like harrisonhits are still completely obsessed with the Colts, even on articles not related to the Colts. Biggest whiny sniveling joke of a fanbase in sports.

  46. This was a particularly egregious violation of the league’s injury disclosure protocols!

    Dock ’em a second round pick! Minimum!

  47. I guess if I was a fan of loser, irrelevant teams like the 49ers, Rams, Cardinals, Panthers & Packers I’d scream “cheater!” too.

    Or if I was a fan of a cheater fading organization who’s QB can’t play in cold weather with fully inflated footballs, I’d be desperate to make some kind of moral equivalence.

    But I’m not. So I’ll just laugh and worry about next year…

  48. Terrible cheater Pete Carroll. Did it at USC, now carrying on the tradition in the NFL. #gumchewingbuffoon

    Roger will probably decide to take the pick from the Patriots as he somehow links the incident to them.

  49. “Biggest whiny sniveling joke of a fanbase in sports.”

    Oh noes, some anonymous guy on the internet called me whiny and sniveling, oh noes.

    Not sure why you think an adult would be bothered by that in the slightest.

    Come back when you’ve passed 1st grade trolling.

  50. The purpose of the injury report is not to give gamblers a leg up, but to reduce the existence of inside information, thereby reducing the possibility of team insiders being corrupted.
    Dang, fantasy sure has dumbed down the average fan.

  51. Weird that Luck and the Colts were allowed to do it but not the Seahawks.

    It’s still quite possibly not true. In fact more probably than not since Mort is the one reporting.

    No one will ever trust a word you say, Mort. Hope you’re happy for that exchange. You still have time to out your source and get your name in credibility back

  52. How many times have the seahawks been caught doing stuff like this ?

    Thank god the footballs they use are legal

  53. my_old_name_was_offensive says:
    Jan 19, 2017 2:14 PM
    I admire Roger Goodell and his selective no tolerance for cheating policy!!!

    Fixed it for you

  54. schmokes says:
    Jan 19, 2017 2:17 PM
    But the pats are the only team that ever get over penalized for cheating. Right pat fans?

    Fixed it for you and the answer is yes.

  55. So, Seattle is gonna lose 2 picks this year, 1 for practicing too hard, and another for not keeping the mob in Vegas happy. The injury report is only for betting, but the NFL will never admit that. Those lost picks are almost exactly like cheating during a game, aka Cleveland, NY Giants, Atlanta, and Patriots. Their lost picks are because of a union and the mob. Go figure.

  56. Harrisonhits whining about not caring what I say yet he takes the time to write a post about it hahahahaha what a hypocrite liar, typical of that fanbase

  57. The NFL owners are the biggest hypocrites around. I would whole heartedly agree with them if it was about competitive balance. The rule is placed there so that gamblers could make as accurate a bet that they can. If the NFL cared about player safety they would not disclose players injuries to keep their opponents from targeting those injuries and jeopardizing the players careers. Since it’s all about gambling and not safety Roger Goodell is going to throw the book at them.

  58. Forcible parity. It is what the NFL does when teams like NE and Seattle do too well. Watch out, Green Bay.

  59. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says:
    Jan 19, 2017 3:33 PM
    I guess if I was a fan of loser, irrelevant teams like the 49ers, Rams, Cardinals, Panthers & Packers I’d scream “cheater!” too.

    Or if I was a fan of a cheater fading organization who’s QB can’t play in cold weather with fully inflated footballs, I’d be desperate to make some kind of moral equivalence.

    But I’m not. So I’ll just laugh and worry about next year…
    ———-

    If I were a fan of a team with a fan base that believe 1-year makes a dynasty I would respond as such a fan did above….

  60. schmokes says:
    Jan 19, 2017 2:17 PM

    But the pats are the only team that ever get some penalized for cheating. Right pat fans?

    Four game suspension, $1m fine, 1st round pick is exactly the same as a second round pick.

    Think before posting

  61. Where does the speculation of a 2nd round pick come from? Sounds like a deliberate leak from the NFL office. Why would it be a 2nd and not a 1st or 3rd or 5th, etc?
    Cheater Pete has invoked the wrath of the Commissioner and there are consequences.

  62. Has the NFL announced the Colts’ penalty for hiding Andrew Luck’s broken ribs and lacerated kidneys yet from 2015, or are they still “looking into it”?

  63. Can’t stand the Seahawks–classless players like Bennett and Thomas, and others–but for pity sake this penalty is a bit too much I think! Ridiculous!

  64. Cheaters

    ***********************

    Can we please come with something original? Every time there is a Seahawks story we see the same old BS, Cheaters comment. It’s very old and might be true but still very old.

    Hawk’s fan here and Pete needs to learn something I struggle with, engage the brain before the mouth and that way you can probably eliminate saying stupid things that are incriminating. I learned a long time ago just because you make a ton of money don’t mean your smart. Rich people do stupid crap all the time. Just look at the York’s and Pegula’s.

  65. Just another example of Goodell smacking down one team hard while he slaps others on the wrist.

    Saints, Chiefs, Pats and now Seattle get slammed…

    While the Falcons, Dallas and Vikes/Panthers get a hand slap with a velvet glove.

    I hope Trump has Goodell dragged away from the NFL offices in chains.

  66. I could not care less what Seattle discloses.

    Just another excuse for Roger to play god

    every fan should be against this as your team could be next

    signed, Pats fan

  67. jsuch2 says:
    Jan 19, 2017 9:07 PM

    joko12blog says:
    Jan 19, 2017 5:12 PM
    Cheaters
    ***********************
    Can we please come with something original? Every time there is a Seahawks story we see the same old BS, Cheaters comment. It’s very old and might be true but still very old….

    Unfortunately jsuch2 you have no chance of getting your wish on this board. For however long the Seahawks remain relevant, and however long you keep reading posts on this site, you will see trolls like joko12blog, and many other trolls, contributing nothing more than the above to the threads that involve teams they envy.

    I wish that was not true, but it is true.

  68. Ok so full disclosure, I’m a long-time Seahawks fan. I grew up watching Jim Zorn throw TD passes to Steve Largent. I remember Curt (not Kurt) Warner running wild, remember the road playoff victory against the Dolphins in the early 80s. I remember watching Kenny Easley patrol the secondary like Kam and Earl do today. I’m fully vested in my team every year – even the painful years, like when Dan McGwire and Rick Mirer were taking snaps.

    So it pains me to say that I agree with the possible upgrade of the loss of draft pick. The team had already been penalized the loss of this year’s 5th round pick for other violations. Fines won’t get anyone’s attention, but a high draft pick will. It sounds like this new violation could move the lost pick from 5th to either a 4th, 3rd or 2nd rd pick. I might disagree with the rules in the books, but they ARE the rules. Play by them or learn the hard way.

    But what I find, honestly, hard to understand, is the incessant and persistent effort by other commenters on PFT to delegitimize the Hawks and their fans at every turn. If you listen to these guys, we all showed up in 2012. I’m sure some new fans turned out, the same way that the Falcons are probably attracting new fans this year after a poor 2015. But most of us have always been around. It’s just that you never heard us or thought about us when we were perennially mediocre, stuck in this 6-10 to 10-6 range and rarely made the playoffs.

    Only two teams have made the playoffs in each of the last five years – the Patriots and the Seahawks. Maybe there’s some jealousy involved. Maybe it’s a function of games like the Fail Mary, or the crazy 28-22 OT win over the Pack in the 2014 NFC Championship game, but it feels like the conventional wisdom, at least on PFT, is that the Hawks somehow don’t *deserve* whatever success they’ve had. I don’t think five straight years of playoff appearances can ride the coattails of lucky bounces and referee largesse.

  69. largent80–

    I respectfully acknowledge all longtime Seahawks fans from the local timber harvest industry and Boeing assembly lines.

    Otherwise—yes—its the (20)12s. And they all work for Amazon or Starbucks. And talking to these fans, you would swear the Seahawks won the last five Super Bowls.

    Seahawks drafted so unbelievably well in 2010-11-12 that they are still flying high on that that rocket fuel. But regressing to the mean in a hurry. Do it continuously for 15 years with three different core groups and you can begin mentioning yourself in the same sentence as New England.

  70. nfliferfan22 says:
    Jan 19, 2017 2:23 PM

    Karma catches up to everyone.. I love how these trolls knock the Niners and keep talking about something Harbaugh shouted in a locker room 5 years ago.. Everybody has it better then Seattle because they win and lose classless. There not above reproach and their as classless a bunch of clowns I have ever seen. Nobody cares about the Pacific Northwest and karma caught up to you! How is that dynasty working out? Still think you have a better franchise then the Niners because you won once.. You will never win again because karma catches up! Enjoy your basement!
    ——
    9’er’s have the “basement” occupied. Still not over Kap’ being picked in that 2013 NFC Championship game huh?

  71. Did they try to hide that Sherman was nicked? Sure, so what? Let other teams find out by throwing at him.

    Goodell is a joke with his capricious and arbitrary justice under selective owner pressure.

  72. Patriots fan here. Welcome to the world of arbitrariness and favoritism, Seahawks fans. If you haven’t already, you’ll learn to despise 345 Park Ave. and the NFL’s way of rewarding and punishing based upon who is good terms with Roger Goodell. As a Pats fan, you almost get used to it. But you never stop hoping that the NFL will at some point come to its senses and get rid of that buffoon.

  73. alphabeta49er says:
    Jan 20, 2017 4:36 PM
    largent80–

    I respectfully acknowledge all longtime Seahawks fans from the local timber harvest industry and Boeing assembly lines.

    Otherwise—yes—its the (20)12s. And they all work for Amazon or Starbucks. And talking to these fans, you would swear the Seahawks won the last five Super Bowls.

    Seahawks drafted so unbelievably well in 2010-11-12 that they are still flying high on that that rocket fuel. But regressing to the mean in a hurry. Do it continuously for 15 years with three different core groups and you can begin mentioning yourself in
    same sentence as New England.
    ******
    Give it a rest. The poster didn’t post anything wrong or untrue, internet sheriff.

  74. thereisalwaysnextyear says:
    Jan 19, 2017 1:33 PM
    This coach is a cheater and always will be. Whether it’s on a wife or on his previous college or his current NFL team. He’s a dirtbag and will do whatever he wants and leave the carnage behind. Teflon don.

    —————

    Lol, which one?

  75. bannedfromchoirpractice says:
    Jan 19, 2017 1:34 PM
    Carroll should fight this in federal court. Then, after losing his case, perhaps he can borrow someone’s helmet and peel the NFL sticker off? Yeah, that’ll teach ’em. The Pats are such a joke.

    ——————-

    Lolololol!! Halfway through your post you forgot which team you were hating on.

  76. IMHO they should just warn and move on. Maybe a fine. But whatever they do they need to do exactly the same to the Steelers for covering up Bells injury because otherwise they are not being consistent. And also they need to go back and do the same to Indy for covering up Andrew Luck’s ribs. (Which should be easy enough for Roger because retroactive double jeopardy has never been a problem for him before)

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