Raiders and Steelers fined by NFL for Covid-19 violations


The Raiders have been fined $ 500,000, head coach Jon Gruden fined $ 150,000 and the team will lose a sixth-round draft pick, a source familiar with the sanctions confirmed to CNN . Yahoo was the first to report the news.

Some of the violations include Gruden not consistently wearing a mask, players attending a large indoor rally, and the team allowing an unauthorized person to enter the locker room after a game. Gruden was previously fined $ 100,000 in September for not wearing a face mask.

The Raiders are the first team to lose a draft pick for violating Covid-19 protocol.

CNN has reached out to the Raiders for comment, but has yet to receive a response.

The Steelers were fined for offenses in the team’s game against the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday, the Steelers confirmed to CNN. ESPN first reported the news.

A source with knowledge of the sanction told CNN the team were fined $ 250,000 for not wearing a face covering, while head coach Mike Tomlin was fined $ 100,000 for the same offense.

CNN has reached out to the league for comment.


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