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Baltimore Ravens facing punishment after kitting up players

The Ravens are being investigated for using full pads in a recent rookie minicamp - which would be in violation of the collective bargaining


The Ravens are being investigated for using full pads in a recent rookie minicamp – which would be in violation of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA). The Ravens apparently suited up players during a non-contract punt protection drill for 5 minutes on May 6th. The team reportedly believed that rookie minicamps did not fall under the same rules as organised full team activities. However once players union representative Benjamin Watson – who signed a 2-year contract to play tight end for the Ravens this off-season – clarified the rules for the team they immediately pulled players off the field and removed the pads. The CBA states that teams are not allowed to suit up in full pads until training camp. The NFL are considering the fact that the Ravens were fully aware of the rules when they kitted players up and if they believe that to be the case the punishment handed down could be extremely severe.


Toby Durant

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Baltimore Ravens facing punishment after kitting up players

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