The Seattle Seahawks appear to have found themselves in hot water.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll revealed Monday that defensive back Richard Sherman had been playing with a “significant” knee injury throughout the second half of the season. Going against NFL policy, Carroll failed to officially report the injury, which he admitted was a “screw-up” on his part.
Now, there’s a chance the team could face the consequences, and the punishment isn’t projected to be light.
The pick in question would be the 56th overall selection in the upcoming draft, which obviously would be a major loss.
If this punishment were to come to fruition, it would be the Seahawks’ second forfeited pick for the 2017 NFL Draft. They were penalized earlier this season for violating league rules regarding offseason workouts, costing them a fifth-round pick.
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