The NFL has handed out some huge fines to New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton and Raiders coach Jon Gruden.
According to Tom Pelissero, the league has fined Payton and Gruden $100,000 each for not wearing a mask this past Monday night. Both teams were each fined an additional $250,000 each. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
That brings the total amount of fines for masks in week two to $1.75 million.
That brings the total to $1.75 million in total fines for violations in Week 2.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 22, 2020
I’m all for safety, promoting a safe atmosphere and doing what we can to keep everyone as healthy as possible during the coronavirus pandemic.
Jon Gruden after the first @Raiders win in Vegas.
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) September 22, 2020
However, fining coaches for not wearing a mask is just downright absurd. They’re literally coaching guys in a contact sport.
If they test negative for coronavirus, I see no reason why they have to wear a mask on the sidelines. That doesn’t make sense at all.
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) September 22, 2020
Let the coaches coach however they want to. There’s no reason to be handing out gigantic fines over masks. It’s not necessary and the logic doesn’t add up.