NFL Fines Three Coaches, Groups For Masks Violations — Invoice Belichick May Be Subsequent

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(CBS) — The NFL has thrown the flag on three coaches for not sporting masks — or not sporting them correctly — on the sideline over the weekend. And Patriots head coach Invoice Belichick could possibly be subsequent.

The league has fined Denver’s Vic Fangio, San Francisco’s Kyle Shanahan and Seattle’s Pete Carroll for masks violations throughout Week 2, slapping every with a $100,000 nice, based on the Related Press. Every of their respective golf equipment have been additionally hit with a $250,000 nice.

The fines come per week after the NFL despatched out a memo reminding group personnel in regards to the guidelines of sporting face coverings through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Throughout Seahawks’ Week 2 win over the Patriots in Seattle, Carroll wore his gaiter round his chin and neck, exposing his mouth and nostril. On the alternative sideline, Patriots head coach Invoice Belichick and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels have been additionally noticed sporting their face coverings over their mouths however not noses.

Earlier than the sport, Belichick really had his masks over his nostril however not his mouth:

In his strongly worded memo, NFL Government Vice President of Soccer Operations Troy Vincent mentioned groups “should stay vigilant and disciplined in following the processes and protocols put in place by not solely the league, union and golf equipment, but additionally by state and native governments.”

Vincent added that, “Turning into careless or ignoring face protecting and bodily distancing necessities will put the 2020 season in danger.”

The foundations don’t apply to gamers, however all different people with bench space entry, together with coaches and members of the membership medical workers, are required to put on face coverings always.

Failure to take action, Vincent warned in his memo, “will end in accountability measures being imposed in opposition to offending people and/or golf equipment. The face protecting have to be worn as designed in order that it securely matches throughout the wearer’s nostril and mouth to stop the transmission of the virus.”

(© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Related Press contributed to this report.)

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