Head coaches Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks, Kyle Shanahan of the San Francisco, and Vic Fangio of the Denver Broncos have reportedly been fined $100K each for not wearing masks on the sideline. As reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, each coach’s team will also be fined $250K, as the NFL continues to try to keep players safe from COVID-19.
NFL fined three head coaches – – Denver’s Vic Fangio, Seattle’s Pete Carroll and SF’s Kyle Shanahan – $100,000 each for not wearing masks Sunday, and each of their teams another $250,000, sources told ESPN.
So that’s $1.05 million dollars in fines for not wearing masks.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 22, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has already affected several members of the NFL, with New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton being the first person associated with the NFL diagnosed with the virus back in March. Since then, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller have notably been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Due to the difficulties in holding spectator events during the ongoing health crisis, the NFL’s stadiums currently have varying protocol, and the NFL has already held this year’s draft in a virtual session.