One of the biggest rules during offseason training activities is the prohibition of live contact. Teams can run offense vs. defense drills and we see the occasional bit of contact, "live contact" is not allowed. I don't know exactly how detailed "live contact" is, so we'll just have to guess I suppose.
As should be expected from the 49ers evil rivals to the North, the Seattle Seahawks have engaged in such prohibited live contact and are being punished accordingly. The NFL and NFLPA released a joint statement on the violation:
The NFL Management Council and NFL Players Association have determined that the Seattle Seahawks violated the Collective Bargaining Agreement's offseason workout rules on the prohibition of live contact during one of the club's organized team activity days ("OTA days").
As a result, the Seahawks will forfeit two of their scheduled OTA practices (June 6 and 7) as well as an additional offseason workout day on Friday, June 8. Seahawks' players are not permitted to be at the facility on those days, but will be paid for the sessions. The club cannot reschedule the cancelled days.
FOR SHAME PETE CARROLL!!!!
Given the 49ers 2011 dominance, clearly the Seahawks felt the need to cross the line in such an evil and deceptive manner. I can't blame them. They obviously will not surpass the 49ers otherwise, so they might as well resort to cheating. They say cheaters never prosper, but really, it's just those that get caught that never prosper!
Way to go Pete Carroll. And I didn't even have to make any USC jokes.