The first NFL team to be stripped of a draft pick because of violations of COVID-19 protocols has finally happened.
On Thursday, it was reported by Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson that the Las Vegas Raiders were being stripped of a 6th-round pick in 2021 and fined, which is all related to Trent Brown’s positive test last month.
Trent Brown was returned to the reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday, the second time he has been on the list after testing positive for the coronavirus two weeks ago. The Raiders made the move because Brown still has complications from the illness.
Brown had come off the list last week and was slated to start at Cleveland last Sunday, but a mishap while he was being administered a pregame IV resulted in an overnight hospital stay.
The 27-year-old has played 10 snaps or more in just 11 of 23 games for the Raiders since signing a four-year, $66 million free-agent contract in March 2019.