Detroit Lions get slap on the wrist for violating rule at OTAs

The Detroit Lions are losing one of their remaining practices of organized team activities because of a rules violation that occurred at one of the sessions last week.

The Lions addressed the violation in a statement on Friday, saying that the NFL and NFLPA notified them that the team broke a rule having to do with on-field physical contact the week of May 27.

As a result, the team’s practice on June 10 has been forfeited. Here’s the full statement from Detroit:

“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.”

With the Monday, June 10 session cancelled, the Lions will have two more practices of OTAs, according to the offseason workout schedule. Those practices will take place on Tuesday, June 11, and Wednesday, June 12.


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