Raiders investigating after players seen without masks at indoor charity event
Multiple Las Vegas Raiders players were seen Monday at an indoor charity event while not wearing masks, a violation of Nevada health protocols.
Video footage showed Raiders players without masks at an indoor fundraiser for tight end Darren Waller's foundation. More than 100 people attended the event, one attendee told Vincent Bonsignore and Michael Scott Davidson of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
While Waller was wearing his mask throughout the evening, video footage has emerged showing quarterback Derek Carr and tight end Jason Witten mingling with attendees without wearing masks. Fellow Raiders players Zay Jones, Hunter Renfrow, Nathan Peterman, and Foster Moreau were among those also seen at the event.
Raiders owner Mark Davis said the team is looking into the matter.
"We obviously take responsibility for this," Davis told Bonsignore and Davidson. "You don't like seeing this. I don't know that it's actually been built into our memories that you have to wear a mask. Our organization takes it very seriously."
The city of Henderson, Nevada, has already fined DragonRidge Country Club, which hosted the event, $2,000 for violating COVID-19 rules, including allowing more than 50 people at an indoor event.
The Raiders may also be facing discipline from the NFL for breaching its COVID-19 protocols, which prohibit players from attending events that violate state and local health restrictions.
Las Vegas is currently under league investigation for reportedly allowing an unauthorized employee inside its locker room after its Week 2 contest against the New Orleans Saints. The NFL also fined the team and head coach Jon Gruden for Gruden's failure to wear a mask on the sidelines that night.