The Baltimore Ravens are the latest team to be fined a massive amount for violating the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the league fined the Ravens $250,000 for their coronavirus outbreak in November that forced Baltimore’s AFC North showdown with the Pittsburgh Steelers to be rescheduled three times.
The Ravens placed 22 players on the reserve/COVID list as a result of the outbreak, including Lamar Jackson, Mark Ingram, J.K. Dobbins and Calais Campbell. Baltimore also suspended strength coach Steve Saunders for not reporting his symptoms and failing to wear a mask at all times.
Earlier this season, the NFL fined the Las Vegas Raiders and New Orleans Saints $500,000 each for protocol violations. Both teams were also docked draft selections. Similarly, the New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans were fined $350,000 for their outbreaks.
With two weeks of the regular season remaining, teams should be thankful that the league didn’t have to extend or pause the campaign due to COVID-19.
Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. Although many think Boston sports fans are insufferable, Erin tries to see things from a neutral perspective. Her passion is hockey, and she believes defense wins championships. In addition to covering sports for Yardbarker, she covers Boston sports for NBC Sports Boston. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90