New Orleans Saints Facing Severe NFL Punishment For Mask Violation During Locker Room Party
It was all fun and games when the Saints blew out the Tampa Bay Bucs last week, but now the Saints are on the verge of receiving a loss after their victory.
New Orleans did everything wrong in the celebration when they were viewed dancing around in the locker room.
The Saints are reportedly facing significant discipline for failing to wear facemasks during their postgame celebration, according to ESPN.
“The Saints are facing stiff fines and the loss of a draft pick, similar to the action the NFL took against the Raiders earlier this month…” Schefter wrote. Las Vegas was fined $500,000 as an organization while head coach Jon Gruden was fined $150,000. The team also lost a sixth-round pick for COVID-19 protocol violations.
On Nov. 3, the NFL sent out a memo to every team with updated protocols, stating all players and staff must wear masks or double-layered gaiters in the locker room on gameday — prior to the game, during halftime, and post-game.”