NFL hits Titans with $350K fine for COVID-19 violations

NFL hits Titans with $350K fine for COVID-19 violations

The NFL fined the Tennessee Titans $350,000 after an investigation into what led to a COVID-19 outbreak within the organization, the league announced on Sunday.

The NFL and the NFL Players Association recently completed a review of the Titans’ actions amid the outbreak, which started in late September and stretched into early October. The Titans had at least 24 players or staff members test positive for COVID-19 and needed to reschedule a pair of games because of it.

The NFL found incidents in which people were not wearing masks in the Titans’ practice facility. The league also said there was insufficient communication about player workouts away from the facility.

No individual player, coach or staff member on the Titans was disciplined, nor did the Titans lose any draft picks as part of the punishment. But the team was warned that future instance of protocol violations would lead to escalated penalties.

The league and players union are now focused on investigating the Las Vegas Raiders, who had their entire starting offensive line on the reserve/COVID-19 list this week after right tackle Trent Brown tested positive for part of the week.

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