The NFL has fined New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and Las Vegas Raiders bench boss Jon Gruden $100,000 each for failing to properly wear face coverings on the sidelines during Monday Night Football, a source told Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.
Both teams have also been fined $250,000 each, Pelissero adds.
The NFL has now handed out $1.75 million worth of fines for mask-related infractions committed during Week 2, Pelissero notes. The Denver Broncos' Vic Fangio, Seattle Seahawks' Pete Carroll, and San Francisco 49ers' Kyle Shanahan were also reportedly fined $100,000 each for the improper use of masks, while the coaches' respective teams were each docked $250,000.
The league reminded teams and coaches last week to follow its guidelines on wearing face coverings on the sidelines. Anyone with access to the sideline area must wear a face covering that fits "across the wearer's nose and mouth to prevent the transmission of the (coronavirus)," according to the NFL's new protocol.
Gruden apologized after Monday's game for not wearing a mask. He also revealed that he had the virus in mid-July.