NFL fines Saints and Patriots hundreds of thousands of dollars for Covid-19 violation


The New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots have been ordered to pay major fines for violating NFL Covid-19 protocols, the NFL official website said on Sunday.

The Patriots will have to pay a $ 350,000 fine after quarterback Cam Newton’s Covid-19 diagnosis the league set back a week-4 match between the Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs, NFL.com reported.

Newton tested positive for the coronavirus in early October. “I will never question God’s argument, just always” YES LORD !! “I answer with,” he said at the time of his diagnosis.

The Saints face a $ 500,000 penalty for an “unmasked locker room ceremony” won against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 9, according to the tournament’s website. In addition to the fine, the team, which also allegedly had an unmasked meeting, was assigned a draft for the seventh round.

The Saints posted videos of the celebration on social media that tied the league in violation of the guidelines.

The NFL had previously fined New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton $ 100,000 and fined the team $ 250,000 in September after Payton, who announced in March that his corona virus had a positive result, wore no mask on the sidelines during the game. .

The news is that the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos are also allegedly under investigation for a violation of the Covid-19 directive.

The Ravens have more than 20 members on the Reserve / Covid-19 list – including MVP quarterback Lamar Jackson – after a team broke out, and issued a communication on 25 November saying that the team was disciplined in its behavior around the recent epidemic.

The rise in intra-NFL and national cases has prompted the tournament to close all facilities next Monday and Tuesday to curb spread.