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Ravens Fined For Offseason Violation

Lose Two OTA Practices with Fines

June 07, 2018 - 9:34 am

By Austin Medina

The Baltimore Ravens were found in violation of a offseason workout rule and will now have OTAs ended early.

The news broke Wednesday afternoon as it was reported that the Ravens will be stripped of their last two OTA practices.

Team owner Steve Bisciotti was fined #100,000 while head coach John Harbaugh was fined $50,000.

In an official statement, Harbaugh points the fine at the pass coverage unit. “Our team has been singled out for pass coverage contact during the early part of OTAs."

Evidently the players were engaging in contact that was more intense than allowed within OTAs. The young players are the focus for this fine, as they are competing for starting jobs and using instincts to make plays.

“We have players competing, including rookies and those fighting to make our team. Sometimes breaking old practice habits of these players, especially rookies, takes more repetitions," Bisciotti said in his statement.

A similar penalty came in 2016 when the ravens were stripped of three OTA practices and a $500,000 fine of coach Harbaugh.

For the Ravens, they simply have to move forward. The Ravens players will return for team activities June 12th for mandatory minicamp.