NFL players and personnel should know by now that the league is not playing around when it comes to COVID-19 protocols that have set in place to ensure they can get through the 2020 season amid a global pandemic.
The NFL has officially punished several Las Vegas Raiders players for not wearing masks at a recent charity event in Nevada that was held by tight end Darren Waller. Those players included quarterback Derek Carr, Nathan Peterman and tight ends Jason Witten and Foster Moreau.
By not wearing masks, the guilty Raiders broke the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols, which prohibit players from attending any event that “violates local and state restrictions.”
“I hate that a few moments without our masks on led to a story about our team and all this kind of stuff, especially after the fines that were brought on a couple of weeks ago,” Carr said last week, via ESPN. “So, we felt terrible about that. We addressed it, we talked with Coach and we talked with our trainers about what really went down and all that kind of stuff.”
Raiders head coach Jon Gruden has already been docked $100,000 this season for not wearing his mask properly on the sideline during games and very well might be looking at another fine after Sunday’s game showing him struggling to keep his mask on yet again.