Baltimore- The NFL imposed a $ 250,000 fine on the Baltimore Ravens for violating protocols for Covid-19, a person with direct knowledge of the penalty told The Associated Press on Monday.
The team will not lose draft picks due to the rule-breaking that caused a coronavirus outbreak and the rescheduling of the Ravens’ game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thanksgiving.
The person spoke on condition of not being identified because the sanction has not been announced.
In the outbreak in the Baltimore team, 23 of their players ended up on the reserve list for Covid-19, and several coaches and team personnel were also affected. The duel with his archenemies Steelers was played the following Wednesday, and the meeting between the Ravens and the Dallas Cowboys was postponed to December 8 in an unusual Tuesday game.
This year, four other teams have been sanctioned for multiple protocol violations. The Las Vegas Raiders lost a sixth-round pick in the 2021 draft and were fined $ 500,000, while the New Orleans Saints had a seventh-round pick withdrawn and fined $ 500,000. .
Previously, New England and Tennessee were fined $ 350,000 each, but did not lose draft picks.
The punishment for the Ravens was first reported by the NFL Network.