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May 20, 2013 at 4:59 PM

NFL.com — Seahawks could be fined for player suspensions

Some of the Seahawks’ recent off-field issues could hurt the team not only on the field  but in the pocketbook.

NFL.com is reporting this afternoon that the league could fine the team for having multiple players suspended in a season for violating the league’s drug, steroid or personal conduct policies.

As the story states:

“There are financial consequences for a team that has multiple players suspended in a season under those policies,” league spokesman Greg Aiello said regarding the rule.

It was not specified if Seattle has or will be fined following defensive end Bruce Irvin’s suspension for violating the league’s PED rules, which was announced Friday.

The team could fall under the league’s remittance policy since multiple players recently have been suspended for violating banned substance rules.

Seattle has had six players suspended for PED violations since 2010. Cornerback Richard Sherman had his suspension last season overturned on appeal.

Per rule, a team would be fined a portion of the salaries of the players that have been suspended based on an agreed-upon formula.

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