The NFL has reportedly dropped the hammer on the Las Vegas Raiders.
According to Charles Robinson, the Raiders have been fined $500,000 and lost their sixth round draft pick because of “protocol violations related to OT Trent Brown’s positive test in late October.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
Sources: #NFL will fine the Las Vegas #Raiders $500,000 & coach Jon Gruden $150,000 and strip the team of a 6th round draft pick for COVID-19 protocol violations related to OT Trent Brown’s positive test in late October. Escalated fines/pick were due to being a “repeat offender”.
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) November 6, 2020
Well, I guess the NFL is absolutely playing games when it comes to the league’s coronavirus protocols and rules.
I would love to know the specifics of what went wrong with Brown’s test, but Robinson didn’t specify at all. Losing a draft pick and being fined $500,000 is an incredibly harsh punishment.
As for Gruden, if this $150,000 is over not wearing a mask, then he should just refuse to pay it and raise hell.
While I’m not an anti-mask truther, I think the fact NFL coaches are required to wear them around players not wearing them is insane.
Nobody is wearing one in the locker room, and I fail to see how they become magically necessary once you walk out of the tunnel.
That brings the total to $1.75 million in total fines for violations in Week 2.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 22, 2020
No matter, the NFL is sending a message to the rest of the league. If you violate the rules, then the hammer is coming.