Raiders Fined, Docked Draft Pick Over COVID Violations

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The Las Vegas Raiders’ COVID-19-related fines have surpassed $1 million after the NFL fined the team and took a draft pick away for violating COVID-19 protocols.

Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson wrote Thursday that “repeated offenses” led the NFL to fine the Raiders $500,000, fine head coach Jon Gruden $150,000 and strip the team of a sixth-round draft pick. The punishments, which stem from offensive tackle Trent Brown’s positive COVID-19 test in October, aren’t the first for the Raiders this season.

An ESPN source said the most recent punishments were due to “brazen and repeated violations of protocols.”

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