The Las Vegas Raiders could face harsh punishments from the NFL as repeat offenders of COVID-19 protocols, Jay Glazer reported Sunday on Fox Sports:
Glazer reported the team "will be fined very heavily" while potentially losing a draft pick. He also noted the fine will be greater than the $350,000 handed down to the Tennessee Titans.
The Titans were penalized Sunday for violating COVID-19 protocols but the league noted there will be escalating discipline for multiple offenses, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
The Raiders have already been disciplined for breaking protocol, with 10 players fined for attending an indoor charity event in September without wearing masks. Tight end Darren Waller was fined $30,000 for leading the fundraiser, while quarterback Derek Carr and eight others were fined $15,000.
Jon Gruden was also fined $100,000 with the Raiders fined $250,000 after the head coach failed to follow mask requirements earlier in the season.
These issues have become more serious with right tackle Trent Brown and cornerback Damon Arnette testing positive for COVID-19. Other players were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list for coming into contact with Brown.
According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the NFL and NFLPA were investigating and believed Brown wasn't consistently wearing his tracking device while he and other offensive linemen spent time together without masks.
The team is on track to play its Week 7 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but it was moved from Sunday night to earlier in the day as a precaution.