The NFL fined five head coaches and their teams a total of $1.75 million this week over their failure to wear coronavirus-protective face masks during Week 2 games.
Both the 49ers’ Kyle Shanahan and the Raiders’ Jon Gruden were among the group caught with bare faces on the sidelines of their games.
The league announced coaches will be fined $100,000 each and their teams will be fined $250,000 each.
An NFL spokesperson said that money will indeed come out of the coaches’ pockets (even if their teams may try to cover the cost). But where the money from the coaches and the teams will end up is not clear yet.
The spokesperson reached by this news organization said the league is still finalizing where the money collected from these massive face-mask fines will go.
The league’s website says about $4 million in player fines go yearly to help former players