Tuesday update: The NFL has fined Sean Payton and Jon Gruden each $100,000 for failing to properly wear face coverings in the bench area Monday night, according to Tom Pelissero. Their respective teams were also fined $250,000.
The NFL is cracking down on coaches who are not wearing required masks appropriately. The league is fining three head coaches and their teams, according to multiple reports. ESPN’s Adam Schefter got the details on who was getting fined.
The group includes Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, and San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan. Each coach was fined $100,000 and each of their teams was fined $250,000.
The news came out during Monday Night Football, and it seems like there’s a decent bet Sean Payton and maybe Jon Gruden face fines for their mask-wearing approach. It’s been less than ideal. The league is attempting to contain Covid-19 and has imposed mask requirements for non-active players during the game. It remains to be seen how much it helps and how much is sanitation theater, but the NFL is clearly not pleased with some of the coaches.