Steve Wyche writing for the league's web site reports that the Seattle Seahawks could be fined by the NFL for multiple players being suspended in a season for violating the drug, steroid or personal conduct policies.
"There are financial consequences for a team that has multiple players suspended in a season under those policies," league spokesman Greg Aiello said.
According to the report, Seattle could fall under the league's remittance policy since multiple players recently have been suspended for violating the league's policy on banned substances.
By rule, the Seahawks would be fined a portion of the salaries of the players that have been suspended based on an agreed-upon formula, according to the report.
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Seattle has had a league-high seven players suspended for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing drugs during head coach Pete Carroll's tenure.
Although cornerback Richard Sherman had his penalty reversed because of a chain-of-custody issue during the collection of his urine sample.
“We have to figure this out and try to help through education, and through all of the ways we can,” Carroll said. “And we’ll always compete to find more creative ways to make the message clear.”