FOXBOROUGH, Mass. –The New England Patriots have been suspended for two days of organized team activities for violating NFL rules regarding offseason practices, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. the league.
The person spoke to the AP on Thursday on condition of anonymity because the penalty has not been announced.
The penalties were first reported by ESPN. NBCSports.com reported that the violation involved holding a mandatory meeting that was meant to be optional.
The Patriots were scheduled to hold an OTA on Thursday, but the team told reporters Wednesday that it had been called off. Another day has been canceled next week.
The team declined to comment.
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