Seattle Seahawks' Fines and Penalties For CBA Violation Amount To Nothing

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The Seattle Seahawks are in trouble. Kind of. Okay, not really. But technically, the defending Super Bowl champs have landed in tepid water with the NFL.

But wait, there’s more:

So, what did the Seahawks do to deserve these ‘harsh’ punishments? Here’s an explanation via USA Today Sports from league spokesman Greg Aiello:

“The violation was for permitting the club’s players to engage in excessive levels of on-field physical contact during the team’s 2014 mandatory minicamp for veteran players.”

Once again, the Seahawks have apparently been playing too rough. Some are calling the new emphasis on illegal contact this season the ‘Legion of Boom’ rule, as Seattle’s manhandling of its competition in 2013 led the league to consider changes to the way the penalty is called.

When it’s all said and done, the Seahawks have been fined pocket change from this CBA violation and the loss of two minicamps next season won’t amount to much either.