NFL Will Impose Fines for Face Mask Violations

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Some NFL coaches were not wearing masks properly on the sidelines and now the league is threatening discipline those that don’t do so going forward.

The NFL-NFLPA Game Day Protocol requires all individuals with bench area access (including coaches and members of the club medical staff) to wear face coverings at all times. As we saw in Week 1 though, not everyone is doing so.

Troy Vincent, the NFL's executive vice president of football operations, sent a memo on Monday reminding coaches and staff members that they must wear a face-covering on the sidelines.

Vincent said in the memo, “We must remain vigilant and disciplined in following the processes and protocols put in place by not only the league, union, and clubs, but also by state and local governments." The memo went on to say that, “Failure to adhere to this requirement will result in accountability measures being imposed against offending individuals and/or clubs."

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, "fines will ensue" if coaches continue to violate face mask protocols on the sidelines.

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