NFL fined three head coaches – – Denver’s Vic Fangio, Seattle’s Pete Carroll and SF’s Kyle Shanahan – $100,000 each for not wearing masks Sunday, and each of their teams another $250,000, sources told ESPN.
So that’s $1.05 million dollars in fines for not wearing masks.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 22, 2020
Courtesy of Fox News:
The NFL has issued fines amounting to over $1 million to teams and head coaches for breaking with the league’s coronavirus protocols last week after three coaches were spotted without masks on the sidelines.
A league source confirmed the report to Fox News.
CBS Sports reported that the league’s executive vice president of football operations sent a memo reminding teams of the need to wear masks during games.
“Failure to adhere to this requirement will result in accountability measures being imposed against offending individuals and/or clubs … Becoming careless or ignoring face covering and physical distancing requirements will put the 2020 season at risk,” the memo from Troy Vincent said, according to the report.
Well, good for the NFL.
I still think trying to hold football games during a pandemic is incredibly stupid and will likely lead to huge outbreaks, but at least they are trying to keep it as safe as possible.