The New Orleans Saints are facing significant discipline for not wearing masks during their postgame festivities on Sunday night – as in the video they posted on social media, including the team’s own Twitter account – the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tell ESPN after their win over league sources.
The video of Saints players and head coach Sean Peyton dancing and celebrating 38-3 time on Tampa Bay went viral last Sunday. According to sources, many players were apparently not wearing masks during the celebrations in the locker room, which is a violation of the NFL’s COVID-19 protocol.
The Saints are facing stiff penalties and the loss of a draft pick, similar to the action the NFL took against the Raiders earlier this month when Las Vegas was fined $ 500,000 over head coach John Gruden for $ 150,000. Was fined and the sixth was stripped of the franchise. Surround pickup for COVID-19 protocol violations.
The NFL and the Saint’s legal team are expected to be handed over to the Saints this coming week, according to a source discussing the issue in the past.
One issue that the league has been focused on, according to sources, is that like Gruden and the Raiders, Peyton and the Saints are the culprits. Peyton was fined $ 100,000 and the Saints fined $ 250,000 because Peyton did not wear a mask during the New Orleans Week 2 loss in Las Vegas. NFL discipline is almost always more severe for repeat offenders.
According to sources, talks between the Saint and the NFL will continue, but the video of the locker-room celebration was for everyone to see. Peyton, linebacker DeMario Davis and quarterback Jemis Winston, who started the season on their former team victory, were among those dancing and celebrating in a video posted on Instagram by receiver Tre’Kuan Smith.
Davis and CJ Gardner-Johnson also posted videos of the postgame Dancing and partying On social media. Santa no longer has a video of the locker tome celebration on his official Twitter account.
The Saints, who have won five consecutive games, handed Tom Brady the worst defeat of his career, while winning one of the most wins in the Peyton-Drew Breeze round. The victory was so good that Winston made his Saints debut as a backup to the trees, completing his only pass from 12 yards while running out the clock in the final six minutes.
Winston flashed his trademark “Eating a W” sign both times, after the game. Trees During Postgame Interview And during the locker-room celebration.