Ravens lose final week of OTAs

Posted June 07, 2010 @ 2:40 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Ravens will forfeit their final week of organized team activities after the team was found to have "violated the rules concerning the intensity and tempo of drills conducted" at OTAs as well as rules governing "the length of time spent by players at the club's facility on such days," the NFL Management Council and NFL Players Association announced Monday.

The Ravens, who are holding OTAs this week, must cancel OTAs scheduled for the week of June 14-18 and cannot reschedule them. Players are prohibited from being at the Ravens' facilities next week, but they will be paid for the cancelled OTAs nonetheless.

"The NFL informed us of the situation, and the action they've taken is appropriate," Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said in a statement issued by the club. "We made a mistake, and it won't happen again. We'll complete our organized team activity days this week and then turn our focus to the start of training camp."

The NFLPA levied the complaint about the Ravens' workouts.

 "When you make a mistake, you step up," Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said in the team-issued statement addressing the matter. "We're accountable. As Ozzie said, it won't happen again."

The Ravens were scheduled to hold special-teams workouts on June 15 and June 16.


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