Giants forfeit two days of offseason workout program

Updated: May 21, 2004, 3:37 PM ET

NEW YORK - The New York Giants have been forced to forfeit two days of offseason workouts, following the complaint some players made to the NFL Players Association.

The NFL management council and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) resolved the matter Friday, ruling that new Giants coach Tom Coughlin violated the collective bargaining agreement's offseason workout rules.

NFL executive vice president Harold Henderson and NFLPA executive director Gene Upshaw determined that the Giants violated rules pertaining to the length of workouts on organized team activity (OTA) days and the scheduling of classroom sessions.

As a result, the Giants forfeit May 26-27, which had been designated as OTA days.

"We did not intentionally violate any rules," Coughlin said. "The issues that have been brought to our attention will be corrected."

Giants players are not permitted to be at the facility on those two days but will be paid for the sessions. The team cannot reschedule the canceled days. Giants players resume workouts June 1.

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