The National Football League is not playing around when it comes to trying to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The Buffalo Bills notably had two players fined by the NFL on Thursday for not following COVID-19 safety protocols. Wide receivers Isaiah McKenzie and Cole Beasley, took to their social media account on Twitter to reveal that bit of info.
However, they aren’t alone.
According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, a total of 25 players have been fined by the league for the breaking of similar safety protocols.
These initial fines were worth $14,650.
The punishments only get worse from there if they do it again, which will eventually lead to a 4-game suspension and not being paid for it.
Beasley and three other Bills teammates had to be sent home this week because of a close contact situation. We learned on Monday a Bills training staff member tested positive for COVID-19. If those players had been vaccinated, they could still be around the team right now.
In addition to the fines issued on Thursday, another 120 players received written warnings for being observed in violation of the NFL’s COVID-19 safety protocols.