NFL fines 3 head coaches and teams over $ 1 million for not wearing masks: report

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The NFL fined teams and head coaches more than $ 1 million for breaking with the league’s coronavirus protocols last week after three coaches were spotted without masks on the sidelines, according to reports.

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ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted Monday night that Vic Fangio of Denver, Pete Carroll of Seattle and Kyle Shanahan of San Francisco have all been fined $ 100,000. Schefter cited anonymous sources who said their teams were also fined $ 250,000. In all, the league handed out $ 1.05 million in fines, he tweeted.

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The NFL did not immediately respond to an email from Fox News seeking comment.

Health experts have stressed the importance of wearing a mask to limit the possibility of infecting others with COVID-19. States have implemented policies to make facial coverings mandatory in indoor and outdoor spaces.

CBS Sports reported that the league’s executive vice president of football operations sent a memo reminding teams of the need to wear masks during games.

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“Failure to comply with this requirement will result in the imposition of accountability measures against offending individuals and / or clubs … Becoming reckless or ignoring face coverage and physical distance requirements will put the 2020 season at risk,” said Troy Vincent’s memo, according to the report.

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