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Seahawks fined, lose draft pick over offseason practice violation

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Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll (KPTV file image) Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll (KPTV file image)
SEATTLE (AP) -

Seattle coach Pete Carroll has been fined $200,000, the Seahawks have been fined $400,000 and will lose a fifth-round draft choice for violating the NFL's rules on contact in the offseason.

The Seahawks will forfeit the draft pick in 2017 and also lose a week of organized team activities for allowing excessive contact in an OTA on June 6. That is prohibited by the labor agreement with the players' union.

Seahawks players will be paid for the canceled sessions in 2017.

The league on Monday cited Carroll as "responsible for maintaining appropriate control over practices and intervening if prohibited conduct occurs."

The decision was made after the league and the NFL Players Association independently reviewed the on-field practice video for June 6. Both sides agreed the Seahawks violated the no live contact rules.

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