Report: Shanahan among NFL coaches fined $100K a piece for not wearing a mask


Andy Reid's face shield has drawn a lot of laughs, but it sure has saved him a lot of money.

The NFL is giving teams who violate their COVID-19 protocols a little bit more than a slap on the wrist. Instead, the league is levying six-figure fines on teams that do not follow the COVID-19 protocols on the sidelines, especially with regard to wearing masks and other face coverings to prevent the spread of the virus.

According to multiple reports, three teams -- the Denver Broncos, the Seattle Seahawks, and the San Francisco 49ers -- have been fined $250,000 for violating the league's mask-wearing rules during Week 2. Their coaches -- Vic Fangio, Pete Carroll and Kyle Shanahan, respectively -- have also been hit with an additional $100,000 fine.

Pete Carroll
Pete Carroll reacts on the sideline during the Seahawks-Patriots game in Week 2. Photo credit (Joe Nicholson/USA Today)

These reports came immediately after speculation stemmed from Pro Football Talk.

On Tuesday afternoon came news that MORE coaches (and teams) have been punished monetarily.

Though it was the injury bug that dominated the NFL in Week 2, the league is keeping their grip on behavior during the coronavirus pandemic as tight as ever.

After Week 1, it was Jon Gruden who was saying he needed to do a better job wearing a mask (via Paul Gutierrez of ESPN). We'll see if he's added to the list after the Raiders' Monday night game against the Saints.

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