The Baltimore Ravens have been fined by the NFL and forced to forfeit two days of practice this week for violating offseason workout rules.
The NFL cited the team for pass coverage contact during earlier Offseason Team Activity sessions Corey Grant Jersey , according to coach John Harbaugh, who was also fined by the league.
For violating the rules of the collective bargaining agreement, the Ravens must cancel their scheduled OTA workouts on Thursday and Friday.
Harbaugh insisted the Ravens have "heavily emphasized these CBA pass coverage rules in meetings, and coached them diligently."
He insisted Wednesday that coaches have "done everything within our power and ability to practice within the rules and pulled players from practice who failed to adhere to the rules."
Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome says breaking old practice habits by players competing for jobs, especially rookies, "takes more repetitions."
Newsome says the Ravens will "continue to be vigilant about this."
The amount of the fine levied against the Ravens and Harbaugh was not disclosed by the NFL.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) LeBron James is inspiring more than just kids with his school in Akron.
Cleveland Browns cornerback T.J. Carrie said Wednesday that the NBA star has motivated him and other athletes to be more active in their communities. ”Are we doing enough?” Carrie asked.
Earlier this week, James, who recently left the Cleveland Cavaliers and signed with the Los Angeles Lakers Youth Antonio Callaway Jersey , opened the I Promise School, a year-round facility designed for at-risk kids and their families, in his hometown.
The school is funded by a partnership between Akron City Schools and the LeBron James Family foundation. Along with a curriculum that caters to a student’s needs, the school has a food pantry and provides transportation and other educational resources to some of the city’s most needy residents. It currently serves only third- and fourth-grade students, but the school plans expand to grades 1-8 by 2020.
Carrie, who signed with the Browns as a free agent in March after four seasons with Oakland, said James’ efforts lead him to want to do more. Two years ago, the 28-year-old launched his own youth foundation.
”I’m talking to my team now,” he said. ”OK Adidas Sidney Crosby Jersey , LeBron’s doing this, we’re not on his level, but the level that we’re on, what can we do to achieve and make a huge difference within the community out here?”
Carrie said some of his teammates have discussed ways in which they can help others.
Carrie also has Ohio connections. The California native played at Ohio University before being drafted by the Raiders in 2014.
Although James is leaving after his second stint with the Cavaliers, Carrie believes his work in Ohio remains.
”LeBron has done an amazing job here in the state of Ohio, period,” Carrie said. ”It sets precedents for what we should do as athletes on how we are a role model to a lot of kids that we may not know, that we may not see but that know us.”
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