The Darren Waller Foundation held a fundraising event Monday night at Dragonridge Country Club in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson. The money being raised was intended to help young people overcome drug and alcohol addiction.
Players were seen on video without masks during the indoor event while talking with guests who also did not wear masks.
The City of Henderson on Tuesday fined the Country Club $ 2,000 for four violations of Nevada Governor COVID-19 emergency instructions, with people not wearing masks and more than 50 people attending the event. The club has 30 days to pay the fine or dispute it.
Among the players in attendance were quarterbacks Derek Carr and Nathan Peterman; Tight ends Jason Witten, Foster Morrow and Derek Carrier; Receiver Zee Jones; Cornerback Nevin Lawson; And Waller.
NFL and NFLPA regulations allow players away from team facilities this season to help prevent the spread of coronovirus. Players are prohibited from engaging in any event that “violates local and state restrictions.”
Raiders owner Mark Davis told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the team was looking into what had happened internally.
“We clearly take responsibility for this,” Davis told the Review-Journal. “You don’t like to see it. I don’t know that it’s really built into our memories that you have to wear a mask. Our outfit takes it seriously.”
A representative from the NFL and Waller’s foundation did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
This is the latest possible violation of the COVID-19 protocol by the Raiders earlier this season. Coach John Gruden was fined $ 100,000 and the team fined $ 250,000 because he failed to wear his mask properly during a Week 2 game against the New Orleans Saints, sources previously told ESPN.
ESPN reported Sunday that the team is being investigated for allowing an unauthorized team employee into the locker room after the Saints game.
Gruden also said after the Saints game that he had coronovirus in July and insisted that the team was taking it seriously.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.