NFL Doles Out $100,000 Fines to Coaches For Not Wearing Face Masks on Sidelines - TheStreet

NFL Doles Out $100,000 Fines to Coaches For Not Wearing Face Masks on Sidelines

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Three NFL head coaches have been fined $100,000 for breaking league rules that require them to wear face coverings at all times on the sidelines. The coaches are Denver's Vic Fangio, San Francisco's Kyle Shanahan and Seattle's Pete Carroll, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Alongside steep $100,000 fines, the coaches' teams were fined $250,000 each. In sum, the NFL doled out more than $1 million in fines during week two of games, with the fines coming a week after the league sent a memo to each club reminding head coaches to wear masks at all times while on the sidelines.

For editor of All49ers Dan Cohn, the coaches removing their face masks on the sidelines is less of a safety issue than a sign of disregard for the NFL's "law of the land."

"I think it reflects on Kyle Shanahan's responsibility," said Cohn. "All these people have been tested before the game, they're not going to spread the virus that way. The fact is, whether or not Kyle Shanahan think's it's an arbitrary rule, he knew the rule, he knew the consequences, he broke it anyway, he got a stiff fine -- not just for himself, but for the organization as well -- and I'm willing to bet that he won't make this mistake again."

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