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Head Mike Tomlin Fined Due to Lack of Face Covering

Mike Tomlin, head coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers, was fined $100,000  for a lack of face coverings during their games against the Baltimore Ravens.

Last Sunday, the NFL noticed the Steelers, including Mike Tomlin, was not seen with face coverings. A direct violation of the NFL’s new guidelines to combat the spread of COVID-19 within the league. ESPN was the first to report the story Friday, November 8.

The Steelers had also gone into lockdown earlier this week due to the Ravens defensive back, Marlon Humphrey, had tested positive for COVID-19. The Steelers have yet to report players to the COVID reserves list.

As an organization, The NFL fined The Steelers $350,000.

“You should take the most safety measures possible, but this is a contact sport. So at the end of the day, it’s going to happen. I think if you’re so eager to have a season, you shouldn’t be fining someone so much.”  A fan from Johnstown Pennsylvania told The Game Haus.

The Steelers released a statement saying: “The Steelers are working with the NFL and medical advisors to complete the necessary contact tracing. We will continue to evaluate the situation and make the appropriate adjustments, as necessary, that best protect our players, coaches, and staff members.”

Other Teams, Fined!

The NFL fined other teams this season due to violating the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols.

The league fined head coach Jon Gruden of the Las Vegas Raiders fined this season for the lack of face covering. The NFL fined him  $150,000, the team $500,000, and the Raiders lost the team a draft pick for the team on November 5. The NFL hit the Tennessee Titans with a similar in October.

The Steelers play the Cowboys today at 4:25 pm eastern time at the Cowboys home field.

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