SJ - November 6, 2020
The NFL isn't happy with the Raiders and head coach Jon Gruden's repeated violations of the COVID-19 protocols. As a result they're taking a 2021 draft pick from the team.
On top of the draft pick, the league handed down another fine to both the team and Gruden.
The Las Vegas Raiders have been fined $500,000 and stripped of a sixth-round pick in the 2021 draft and coach Jon Gruden has been fined an additional $150,000 by the NFL for what one source described to ESPN as "brazen and repeated violations of [COVID-19] protocols."
This after the Raiders had already been docked $250,000 and Gruden $100,000 for his not wearing a mask properly during the team's Week 2 home opener and the team was fined an additional $50,000 for allowing a non-credentialed employee access to the locker room following that game.
It turns out the league isn't a fan of wearing a thong as a mask. It also turns out the league wasn't kidding when they said they would take draft picks.
I would expect the Raiders to pay much closer attention to the COVID-19 protocols for the rest of the season. Just kidding, the Raiders are absolutely going to get punished again before the end of the season.