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Report: Several Raiders players may face NFL discipline for not wearing masks at charity event

Team owner Mark Davis is not pleased by actions of key players, including quarterback Derek Carr

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Raiders’ star tight end Daren Waller held a charity event on Monday night in Henderson, Nevada, to help people struggling with addiction. Waller, who overcame substance abuse issues to become an elite player, was supported by several teammates at the event.

However, after-photos and videos surfaced of most of the players not wearing masks at the event. The Las Vegas Review Journal reported the players could be in trouble with the NFL, Raiders owner Mark Davis also told the newspaper he is talking the situation seriously.

Among the Las Vegas players filmed without masks are: quarterback Derek Carr, receiver Hunter Renfrow, tight ends Foster Moreau, and receiver Zay Jones.

The newspaper reported that the club that hosted the event has already been fined by the the city.

Here are some tweets from the event Monday:

I talked to an agent for one of the Raiders’ players at the event who said he was unaware of the situation and he has not heard from the NFL about it. The agent did note that he wouldn’t be surprised if he does get a call, though.

The NFL is taking its coronavirus guidelines seriously and clearly there will be people — that includes Davis — who will be frustrated by what happened in Henderson on Monday night, especially after the outbreak of the virus in Tennessee this week.

This isn’t the Raiders’ first issue with not wearing masks. Coach Jon Gruden was fined $100,000 for not wearing his mask properly in Week 2 in a win over New Orleans. He is appealing the fine. The team was fined $250,000 for the incident.