The NFL has all sorts of problems on its hands.
Players are still protesting the national anthem and ratings are down.
Now the NFL issued this threat over what the TV cameras picked up on the sidelines.
The latest NFL debacle is the league promoting coronavirus hysteria.
NFL players and team personnel are tested six days a week.
Despite this strict regime, coaches are mandated to wear masks on the sideline.
There is no good reason for this other than the league wanting to virtue signal and “set an example.”
After all, the press repeatedly hammers President Trump and his family for not wearing masks in situations that really don’t call for one.
But now, as the NFL is heading into Week 4, the league is cracking down after TV cameras continually pick up coaches not wearing masks at all times on the sidelines.
In response the league sent a memo to all 32 teams threatening them with suspensions and a possible loss of draft picks if coaches do not submit to the leagues mask regime at all times.
“We will continue to address lack of compliance with accountability measures that may also include suspensions of persons involved, and/or the forfeiture of a draft choice(s),” the league’s memo read.
This memo comes one week after the league fined five head coaches $100,000 for being caught on camera not wearing their masks.
USA Today reported “that five head coaches – Pete Carroll of the Seahawks, Kyle Shanahan of the 49ers, Vic Fangio of the Broncos, Sean Payton of the Saints and Jon Gruden of the Raiders – were each fined $100,000 for failing to properly maintain their faces covered during their Week 3 games. Each of the franchises was also docked $250,000 as part of the discipline.”
Baltimore’s John Harbaugh has noted it is impossible for coaches to wear their masks for every moment of every game.
Coaches need to communicate with players, officials, and the other coaches on staff and their masks sometimes impede that ability by muffling their voices.
But both the NFL Players Association and League office appear committed to this mask regime despite no logic or science behind the mandate.
The only reason appears to be to continue promoting coronavirus hysteria over a virus that many believe the threats have been overblown for partisan political reasons.
Political Animal News will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.