NFL fines 3 Vikings execs $10K, strips draft pick for salary cap violation

The misuse of the salary cap stemmed from the 2019 season.
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The Vikings have lost a seventh-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft after due to a 2019 salary cap violation that involved a practice squad player. 

"A mistake was made, we take responsibility and we respect the league's decision and will move forward," said Rick Spielman, Vikings general manager, in a statement. 

In addition to losing the 242nd overall selection in the April 29-May 1 NFL Draft, three Vikings executives were also fined $10,000 each. The NFL did not disclose which player or executives were involved. 

Minnesota now has 11 picks in the draft, tied for most in the league. 

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