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Report: NFL fines 3 coaches for failing to wear masks

The NFL cracked down Monday on maskless head coaches, reportedly handing out more than a $1 million in fines.

The San Francisco 49ers’ Kyle Shanahan, the Denver Broncos’ Vic Fangio and the Seattle Seahawks’ Pete Carroll each were fined $100,000 for not wearing masks Sunday, and their teams were docked $250,000, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo reported the same dollar figures and indicated that three teams were involved but did not list the individuals.

Following the opening week of games, Sept. 10-14, NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent reportedly sent a firm memo reminding coaches of their obligation to wear masks with the league holding games amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Multiple media outlets noted that the two head coaches whose teams played Monday night, the Las Vegas Raiders’ Jon Gruden and the New Orleans Saints’ Sean Payton, frequently weren’t wearing masks during the first half.

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