Commanders coach Ron Rivera fined $100,000 by NFL for excessive practice contact, per reports

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Two more teams were fined after violating the league's rules concerning organized team activities practices, ESPN and the Washington Post reported.

The NFL fined Washington Commanders head coach Ron Rivera $100,000 for his team's excessive contact in drills, per both outlets. Washington also will lose two OTA practices next season. 

Houston Texans head coach Lovie Smith was docked $50,000 because of prohibited 1-on-1 offensive line vs. defensive line drills, according to ESPN. 

The fines were just the latest punishments for teams not following offseason rules.

Earlier this month, the Chicago Bears lost a day of OTAs for violating league rules on non-contact practices.

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Washington Commanders NFL football team head coach Ron Rivera gives instructions to defensive end Montez Sweat (90), during the team's practice in Ashburn, Va., Wednesday, June 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

This week, Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy was fined for the second straight year for not following OTA rules. The league said the practices were too physical.

McCarthy was docked $100,000, and the Cowboys will lose one organized team activity session for 2023.