NFL Guidelines

NFL Guidelines

Scarlett Lutz, Writer

National Football League Guidelines

 

The NFL, or the National Football League has started finding coaches for not wearing masks on the sidelines. The National Football League has enforced a rule so that all of the coaches must wear a mask or a face covering at all times  during the games. Many coaches have bended the rule these last few weeks and at the start of the football season with little to no fans in the stadium. Raiders head coach Jon Gruden, Saints head coach Sean Payton and more have all been fined after not wearing masks on Monday the 20th. Both Gruden and Peyton have already contracted the virus and have recovered from it. Gruden told reporters that he had already had the virus, but would pay what was needed and what the NFL wanted him to. The National Football League has been fining them around $100,000. Teams of those coaches have also been fined an additional $250,000. Altogether, the fines total $1.7 million.

 

The NFL chief medical officer said that there is possible false negatives, so they  are enforcing the rule so that coaches have to wear a mask while on the sidelines. This week after some players from the Tennessee Titans tested positive for the virus, has shown another reason why people should have to wear a mask on the sidelines while coaching their team. The Vikings and the Titans have both been suspended from in person Activities after many of the Titans players tested positive. None of the Vikings players have tested positive, but the Vikings did play the Titans on Sunday September 27th. The Vikings team stated “We have not received any positive tests results  following Sunday’s game per the NFL protocol we will suspend in-person Club activities.” The Pittsburgh Steelers, football game will not be played this weekend. Additionally some of the Patriots team members and some of the Kansas City Chiefs team members, also tested positive for the virus. That game has also been postponed and suspended.