Report: Ravens fined $250,000 for coronavirus violations originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
The Ravens were fined $250,000 for COVID-19 violations that led to their massive outbreak and put more than 20 players on the team’s Reserve/COVID-19 list, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Sunday.
The fine is tied for the second-highest amount this year in the league behind the Titans, who were docked $350,000 earlier in the season for violations in September. The Ravens also didn’t have draft choices taken away from them.
The team fined a strength and conditioning coach for not wearing a mask and failing to report symptoms, which forced the Ravens-Steelers game to be postponed three times before it eventually was played on a Wednesday afternoon the following week.
The Ravens said in a statement that there were four unique strains of COVID-19 within the organization, and three were stopped. The fourth ran rampant through the building.
All players from the outbreak have since returned from the team’s Reserve/COVID-19 list, though a few, like defensive end Calais Campbell and cornerback Marlon Humphrey, said it was difficult and took some time to get back into game shape.