The Pittsburgh Steelers have been fined a total of $350,000 for mask violations in a win against the Baltimore Ravens, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Friday.
The team was fined $250,000 for not wearing masks, while coach Mike Tomlin was fined $100,000 for not wearing his mask.
Tomlin frequently wears a Steelers-logo neck gaiter, but it was around his neck at times in the Week 8 win.
“I feel like we’ve got to be more cognizant of it,” said linebacker T.J. Watt.
“It’s a very serious issue and we understand that we have to be better and we know that there’s always going to be ways to get better, but we have to be the best that we can be, on our Ps and Qs when it comes to wearing our mask and being as safe as we possibly can, not only for ourselves but to be able to finish this season the way we want to,” Watt said.
The Steelers entered the intensive COVID-19 protocol earlier this week after Ravens defensive back Marlon Humphrey had a positive test result following the game. Among other regulations, the Steelers held socially distanced team meetings in the indoor facility and also were required to wear masks at practice this week.
Since Humphrey’s positive result, the Steelers have returned all negative tests.
The Steelers (7-0) haven’t placed any player on the reserve/COVID-19 list in the regular season, and no one from the staff has tested positive in the regular season.
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