NFL authorities showed that they are not going to tolerate any complacency with regard to the league’s COVID-19 protocols. League officials handed out massive $100K fines to San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan and Denver Broncos’ Vic Fangio on Monday night.
Additionally, both teams were also instructed to pay $250K for violating the league’s Coronavirus protocols. Another coach who was hit with a similar sanction was Seattle Seahawks head coach, Pete Carroll
Seattle Seahawks’ Head Coach, Pete Carroll, was also hit with a $100K sanction just like Kyle Shanahan and Vic Fangio. Here’s what the veteran NFL coach said after he received the news yesterday.
He said, “I had a coach who was reminding me about it throughout the game, (running backs coach) Chad Morton was on my ass the whole night. He was reminding me the whole time.
“I even changed masks at halftime to find one that worked better. Sometimes you’ve got to get coached up. Sometimes you have to admit that you screwed up and have got to do better.
“We wear masks all day at practice, we wear them around the building. I know it’s extremely important to wear masks. Sometimes you’ve just got to be reminded. Sometimes you’ve got to get coached up,” Carroll told the team’s official website.
In addition to Shanahan, Fangio, and Carroll, league officials also imposed sanctions on New Orleans Saints’ Sean Payton and Las Vegas Raiders boss Jon Gruden. They will also pay an individual fine of $100K each for failure to adhere to league protocols.
Both the above teams were also handed a $250K fine for the face-mask violation.