Raiders’ Waller, Carr fined for COVID-19 violations
Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller was fined $30,000 for a violation of the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols during an indoor charity event last week in Nevada, the NFL Network reported on Monday.
Raiders teammate Derek Carr was among several others fined $15,000 after players were seen in photographs and videos without masks on during the event, which was hosted by The Darren Waller Foundation.
The event, which was held in Henderson, raised roughly $300,000 to help young people dealing with drug and alcohol addiction.
Raiders coach Jon Gruden told reporters he addressed the issue with the players, with Carr saying “we admit we should have kept the masks on, even if we are coming in and they’re introducing us.”
Prior to the start of the season, the NFL and NFLPA agreed to new policies that would require all players to wear masks while out in public.
The Raiders reportedly were fined $50,000 for allowing a non-credentialed employee into the locker room following their 34-24 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sept. 21.
Also Gruden was fined $100,000 — and the franchise was docked an additional $250,000 — for failing to wear a face covering for the majority of that contest.
Saints coach Sean Payton was also fined for failure to wear his mask in that game.
–Field Level Media