To drop hammer on NFL Raiders? Vegas is losing draft picks and heavy fines for COVID violations per report


It appears that the NFL may drop the hammer on the Las Vegas Raiders for a recent violation of the league’s COVID-19 protocol.

accordingly Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, The Raiders are going to be hit with the largest COVID-related penalty of any team yet. The honor currently belongs to the Tennessee Titans, who were fined $ 350,000 by the NFL on Sunday. Although Glazer did not provide a specific fine number for the Raiders, he said the team would be fined “very heavy” and that number would certainly be over $ 350,000.

The Raiders may also be the first team to face an NFL penalty that includes anything other than fines. According to Glazer, it is very possible that the league is going to dock the Raiders at least one draft pick for their recent violations. The NFL sent a memo to teams in early October stating they could dock draft picks or even be forced to forfeit a game if they knowingly violated the league’s COVID protocol Have done

If you’re wondering why the Raiders would be punished more than the Titans, it’s because Vegas has violated league protocol many times. The Raiders have already been fined more than $ 550,00 for COVID violations with $ 350,000 coming in Week 2 when John Gruden was fined $ 100,000 for not wearing his mask properly ( The team was also fined $ 250,000 for that incident).

The Raiders also fined 10 players a total of $ 165,000, while not wearing their masks properly at a public event. In late September, Tait and Darren Waller held a charity event attended by nine of their peers. After the photos were released showing players not wearing their masks, Waller was fined $ 30,000 by the NFL while the other nine players were fined $ 15,000 each.

The Raiders were also fined $ 50,000 for putting a non-credit worker in the team’s locker room after The Week 2 victory over the Saints.

In the latest breach, the Raiders had to put their entire starting offensive line with safety Jonathan Abrams on the COVID list after Trent Brown tested positive for COVID. Brown did not wear his NFL-mandated contact-tracing equipment, which could put him in hot water with the league.

Rodney Hudson, guards Gabby Jackson and Denzel Good and Colton Miller were all on the COVID list due to Brown’s positive test. However, all four of those guys will be on the field this week as they have been cleared to play against Tampa Bay on Sunday. That being said, Abrams would not be allowed to play and Brown would still have to record another negative test before the NFL would allow him to come on the active roster for the game.

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