CBA Has Panthers Kicking Players Out Of OTAs

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  1. Sweets

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    Ron Rivera had to do something last week he probably never had done in 16 years of coaching: Kick players out of the team facility for studying too long according to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer. Rivera, the Panthers’ second-year coach, learned there were players who had been at Bank of America Stadium longer than the six-hour limit spelled out in the NFL’s collective-bargaining agreement. So Rivera stuck his head in the first-floor meeting rooms to break the bad news. “I went downstairs and said, ‘OK, everybody who’s been here since 7, you’ve got to go,’ †Rivera said. “So those guys got up and left.†Including the practice time, players are allowed to be at the facility for six hours, plus a half-hour for lunch and showers. Two groups of Panthers’ players check in with strength coach Joe Kenn when they arrive at the stadium each morning and start their clock, the 7 a.m. group must clear out by 1:30 p.m.; the 8 a.m. group leaves an hour later.

    Source: The Redzone
    Last edited: May 30, 2012

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