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Commanders discipline players for drinking on planes

Commanders discipline players for drinking on planes

Ashburn, Va. — The Washington Commander A team has disciplined a handful of players for violating league rules about drinking on planes, but the league will take no further action, a source confirmed to ESPN on Friday.

The NFL sent a memo from commissioner Roger Goodell to each team on Friday afternoon, reminding them of the rules and that any violations would result in “significant discipline.” after Tennessee Titans‘Win over it Green Bay Packers On Thursday night, Titans offensive coordinator Todd Downing was arrested for DUI early Friday morning.

Washington quarterback Taylor Heinike He was among a handful of players shown on video with alcohol after Monday’s win Philadelphia. On the team plane, the players mimicked MinnesotaCelebrate with its quarterback Kirk Cousins Chain around Heinik’s neck. He is seen holding a Bush Light beer.

On Tuesday morning, Washington coach Ron Rivera called the league to inform them of their disciplinary plan. He then addressed a team meeting. It is uncertain what disciplinary action he took.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said, “The league reviewed the matter this week and we are satisfied with the discipline handled by the club. No further action will be taken by the league.”

Commanders did not serve alcohol, a source said.

According to the source, the memo said, “In light of recent events, clubs are reminded that league policy prohibits alcoholic beverages, including beer, in locker rooms, practice or office facilities, or at any time while traveling on the team bus or plane. Preseason, regular season or in the postseason. This applies to all players, coaches, club personnel and guests traveling with your team.”

The memo reminds parties that the policy has been in place for many years.

“Making alcohol available at club facilities or during travel poses significant and unnecessary risks to the league, its players, coaches and others,” the statement said. “Violations of this important policy will be taken seriously and will result in significant discipline.”

“Each club should ensure that their travel arrangements do not include the provision of alcohol at any time and take appropriate steps to ensure that alcohol (beer or any other alcoholic beverage) is not available at any time.”

After Monday’s win, Washington’s young players celebrated with gusto in the locker room — music, dancing and singing. While Rivera said he admired their energy, he wished they would have acted differently after the win.

“We didn’t come by any means,” Rivera said Tuesday. “The best thing is it shows that it’s the first time they’ve been there. People tell you to act like you’ve been there, well, I’m going to give them a little grief for that. I get it. I appreciate the energy and excitement. Now we have to understand, Act like you’ve been there, because they’re there now.”

NFL Network first reported the commanders’ discipline.


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