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According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, the Las Vegas Raiders team was fined $ 500,000 and stripped of the option to draft a sixth round after the NFL concluded that the organization again broke the COVID-19 protocol.
The federation began its investigation after positive test results were confirmed for the Trent Brown attack in late October. Head coach Jon Gruden was also fined $ 150,000.
This is the first time the NFL has withdrawn a draft selection from a group due to a COVID-19 protocol violation.
Raiders were one of the first teams to be penalized for not wearing a mask properly on game day this season. Gruden was fined $ 100,000 while the organization was forced to pay $ 250,000. In total, the NFL has now collected $ 1.2 million in fines from Las Vegas as well as one option.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the tournament found many violations of the health and safety guidelines agreed to by the Players’ Association and the NFL, including the fact that Gruden didn’t wear a mask regularly, and players took part in a match. Large gathering indoors and allowing unauthorized employees to enter their dressing room after a match.
The penalties come at the end of a week as multiple teams that have seen a COVID-19 outbreak have to shut down their facilities including some clubs that have been fined for not complying with coronavirus protocols. .
The San Francisco 49ers and the Denver Broncos both had staff tested positive this week with many of Niners beginners forced to miss Thursday’s match against Green Bay Packers.
Las Vegas is expected to take on AFC West rival Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.