NFL fines Raiders players who didn't wear masks at charity event

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Posted at 1:57 PM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-06 03:03:52-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The National Football League has announced that it is fined a number of Las Vegas Raiders players for violating the leavue's COVID-19 protocols and procedures during a charity event.

The event took place on Sept. 28 at the DragonRidge Country Club in Henderson. It was a fundraiser for the Darren Waller Foundation.

Soon after the event, video surfaced on social media that showed several players interacting with guests at the fundraiser without masks and social distancing.

NFL says they have fined tight end Darren Waller $30,00 and Derek Carr and several other players are being fined $15,000 each.

The country club was also fined by the City of Henderson.

The purpose of the event was to raise money to help young people dealing with drug and alcohol addiction. The event raised $300,000.

Owner Mark Davis said last Tuesday that he was disappointed that the stories about the lack of masks are overshadowing the charitable nature of the evening.

Coach Jon Gruden said during Monday's press conference that he's aware of the fines and that the players are deeply embarrassed and admit their mistake.

This is not the first time that the team has faced punishment for violating policy. Gruden was fined $100,00 for not wearing his mask and they were investigated after an unauthorized employee was in a locker room at Allegiant Stadium.

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