NFL Threatening to Discipline Coaches for Not Wearing Masks on Sidelines
A memo was sent out by the NFL on Monday morning to help reinforce the requirement that coaches wear face coverings at all times while on the sidelines during games. Moving forward, the NFL is threatening to discipline those that do not comply.
I reported last week that NFL coaches, not players must wear masks on the sidelines, which Rams HC Sean McVay (and others) did not do.
NFL today: ‘Failure to adhere to this requirement will results in accountability measures being imposed against offending individuals’ pic.twitter.com/bGgzNWVokf
— Weston Blasi (@westonblasi) September 14, 2020
Executive VP of Football Operations, Troy Vincent had positive remarks regarding week one of the NFL season. However, he quoted saying, “we must remain vigilant and disciplined in following the processes and protocols put in place by not only the league, union and clubs, but also by state and local governments.” Per ESPN’s Kevin Seifert.
Vincent also added that, “Failure to adhere to this requirement will result in accountability measures being imposed against offending individuals and/or clubs.”
NFL exec Troy Vincent sent a “sharply worded” memo to clubs today, reminding coaches on importance of wearing face coverings on sideline, as @SeifertESPN reported. Different coaches approached mask rules in different ways — and many noticed. If it continues, fines will ensue.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 14, 2020