NFL issues more than $1 MILLION in fines as 49ers, Broncos, Seahawks head coaches seen not wearing face masks during Week 2 games
Added 09-22-20 08:37:02am EST - “The NFL has hit three teams with an array of fines for failing to adopt the league's safety protocols after team officials were noted to be not wearing face masks on the sidelines during week two of the new season.” - Rt.com
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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “NFL issues more than $1 MILLION in fines as 49ers, Broncos, Seahawks head coaches seen not wearing face masks during Week 2 games”. Below is an excerpt from the article.
Three teams – Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers – were each hit with $250,000 fines after their head coaches were spotted not wearing face coverings during their teams' respective games over the weekend.
This comes after the NFL's executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent sent a memo last week to each of the league's 32 teams in which he said that coaching personnel must wear masks at all times, with the memo also detailing that a failure to adhere to this policy would lead to financial sanctions.
The memo was distributed to teams after it was noted that several coaches failed to correctly wear masks during week one of the season.
"We must remain vigilant and disciplined in following the processes and protocols put in place by not only the league, union and clubs, but also by state and local government," the memo read.
"The NFL-NFLPA Game Day Protocol, which reflects the advice of infectious disease experts, club medical staffs and local and state governmental regulations requires all individuals with bench area access (including coaches and members of the club medical staff) to wear face coverings at all times."
NFL fined three head coaches - - Denver’s Vic Fangio, Seattle’s Pete Carroll and SF’s Kyle Shanahan - $100,000 each for not wearing masks Sunday, and each of their teams another $250,000, sources told ESPN.So that’s $1.05 million dollars in fines for not wearing masks.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 22, 2020
The NFL is fining at least three teams $250,000 each and their head coaches $100,000 each for violating rules on wearing face coverings in the bench area during Week 2, sources tell me and @MikeGarafolo.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 22, 2020
From @gmfb: The NFL handed down fines to three teams and their head coaches for not wearing masks on Sunday. There figure to be more coming after Monday's game, and Jon Gruden has already apologized. pic.twitter.com/GXcpAiODLG— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 22, 2020
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@BasketballOlney I have a lot of questions regarding players wearing face masks while playing. Our players struggle… https://t.co/Jwtq748KIF
I wonder if the NFL will fine the coaches wearing the black face masks because they aren't official team colors.
@NFL why are coaches and teams being fined for COACHES not wearing masks? Yet the player's aren't wearing any? It's… https://t.co/3wwCqySM2T
Watching College Football with my old man, the new normal is yelling at the Coaches who are wearing neck gators and… https://t.co/6cb4WzfaPJ
@JasonEWhite Looks like he’s got it on now. Just strange to see his face at all (for many reasons), especially give… https://t.co/4VW1nKQiU5