National Football League issues warning to Seahawks for injury reporting violation on Sherman
Author: Rita Burton Feb 15, 2017,
Feb 15, 2017, 3:13
The Seattle Seahawks are getting away with just a warning for not listing Richard Sherman's knee injury on the injury report a year ago, according to a report from ESPN. On Tuesday, NFL.com's Mike Garafolo said the Seahawks were issued only a warning, but this incident would be taken into account for future violations.
The NFL's Injury Report Policy mandates compliance with the following procedure. The NFL rules regarding the reporting of injuries are specific, and while Sherman missed practice time, it was never connected to the injury.
It's a league rule for teams to disclose all injuries as a way of being clear and transparent with the league and other teams. ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported last month that the league had considered taking away a second-round 2017 draft pick for the reporting violation.
The NFL requires teams to reveal injuries in large part due to concerns about gambling and in an effort to be as transparent as possible to the public about which players will be available to play.