A person with knowledge of the decision said the NFL has fined the Washington Commanders $100,000 and stripped the team of two offseason workouts next year because of excessive contact in practice among players.
The fine, which was first reported by ESPN, applies to coach Ron Rivera, who was incensed by one particular hit during organized team activities to the point he stopped practice to lecture his team. Safety Jeremy Reaves made significant contact with second-year receiver Dyami Brown during practice without pads June 8.
“We just got to be careful and work with each other,” Rivera said afterward. “The last thing we want is somebody to be hurt.”
More punishments for offseason workout rules violations, per source:
-Texans coach Lovie Smith fined $50,000 due to prohibited 1-on-1 OL vs DL drills.
-Commanders coach Ron Rivera fined $100,000 and WAS loses two 2023 OTA practices due to excessive contact in practice drills.
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) June 17, 2022