Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Ravens Fined for Practices

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Ravens Fined for Practices

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The Baltimore Ravens have forfeited one week of offseason practices for violating the labor agreement on such workouts.

The NFL also fined coach John Harbaugh $137,000 Thursday, while the team was fined $343,000 under current collective bargaining agreement guidelines.

When the Ravens had rookies and first-year players don pads at a minicamp, it was a violation of the CBA rules.

"It's on me. It's completely me," Harbaugh said after overseeing an offseason practice session. "It was my decision. I told the team that not one coach or player should have any anxiety over this. This is all on me."

In a statement, the Ravens said: "We made a mistake and we are sorry for that. We accept the NFL discipline."


Twenty months after the Ravens released him in the wake of his domestic violence incident Ray Rice returned to the team's headquarters and told his story to the organization's rookies. Rice, who has been out of the NFL since his release in September 2014, spoke to the team's newcomers as part of the team's player engagement program. …

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