Detroit Lions punished after reportedly violating player work rules during OTAs


The Detroit Lions have had to forfeit the team’s final OTA practice scheduled for Monday after it was determined they violated play work rules relating to on-field physical contact in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. 

The Lions released a statement regarding the incident on Friday night. 

“On Friday evening the organization was made aware by the NFL and NFLPA that Organized Team Activities (OTA) practices held the week of May 27 violated player work rules pertaining to on-field physical contact pursuant to the Collective Bargaining Agreement. As a result, the team’s OTA practice scheduled for Monday, June 10 has been forfeited. We take very seriously the rules set forth within the NFL’s Offseason Program and have worked to conduct our practices accordingly. We will continue to be vigilant with our practices moving forward.”

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