Over the past few years, teams like the New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots have been involved in serious scandals. Could the Baltimore Ravens be added to this list?
As of Monday, the team has been placed under NFL investigation due to reportedly practicing in full pads at their latest rookie minicamp, according to ESPN’s Jamison Hensley.
The current Collective Bargaining agreement prohibits players from doing just this until training camp.
A Ravens team official denied the claim, telling Hensley that the team was unaware of any league investigation. He did admit to a “five minute period” during a practice session in which players wore full pads for a non-contact punting drill, though.
Per the report, the Ravens were not aware that regular offseason rules affected rookie camp as well. Players were removed from the field once union rep and tight end Benjamin Watson stated the rules applied to all practices, including rookie minicamps.
We will find out just how true the claim is in the near future, as every single NFL practice session is taped. If the Ravens are found guilty of a violation, they may be subject to loss of organized team activity days. Baltimore will host their first OTA’s on the 24th of the month.
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