The NFL fined 3 head coaches — Denver’s Vic Fangio, Seattle’s Pete Carroll and San Francisco’s Kyle Shanahan — $one hundred,000 just about every for not donning masks Sunday, sources advised ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
In addition, the league fined just about every coach’s team $250,000, sources said.
The $1,050,000 in punishments comes a 7 days immediately after the league sent a memo to groups reinforcing its need that coaches dress in coverings around their mouths and noses at all times on the sidelines all through online games, threatening discipline for people who do not comply.
The sharply worded information, published by executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent, came in reaction to broad variance in compliance all through the 1st Sunday of the 2020 season.
Gamers are exempt from these protocols.
Much more fines could be coming, as a number of other coaches violated the league’s policies, amid them New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and equally coaches in Monday night’s game, Jon Gruden of the Las Vegas Raiders and Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints.
Gruden wore his facial area mask like a chin strap and Payton wore his gaiter like a turtleneck.
Adhering to the Raiders’ 34-24 win around the Saints on Monday night, Gruden, who final 7 days said he felt the league’s memo was directed at him, unveiled he’d had COVID-19 and apologized for violating the policies.
“I am undertaking my best,” Gruden said. “I have had the virus. I am undertaking my best. I am extremely sensitive about it … I am calling plays. I just wanna communicate in these situations, and if I get fined, I’ll have to fork out the fine, but I am extremely sensitive about that and I apologize.”
The Related Press contributed to this report.