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BREAKING: Ravens Fined $200K For Player-to-Coach Communications Violation

September 19, 2018 - 6:35 pm
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By Joe Schiller

The Baltimore Ravens have been fined $200K in violation of the Coach-to-Player Communications Policy during the preseason.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the policy prohibits multiple players from simultaneously wearing helmets with Coach-to-Player communications components during games.

Shortly after the news broke, the Ravens released an official statement.

Earlier in the offseason, the Ravens were stripped of their final two OTA practices for violation of workout rules relating to contact during pass coverage drills. Team owner Steve Bisciotti was fined $100K and Harbaugh was fined $50K

The organization also faced various fines and violations in 2010 and 2016.

Ironically enough, John Harbaugh spoke about helmet communication issues when linebacker C.J. Mosley exited Thursday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

“We have the best phone guys in the world; love those guys. They do a great job, and they work all that stuff out,” he said. “Patrick had it, I think, for a short period of time, and then it went to Eric, which is who we want to have it in those situations.”

With a veteran general manager who’s been with the organization since its inception and a 10-year head coach, it’s baffling to see the Ravens still fall under these violations but they’re fortunate enough to only deal with monetary fines at this point in time.