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Silver Minings: NFL is cracking down on COVID-19 violations

The league is visiting each team to council players, coaches and staff on the guidelines

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The NFL is increasing its vigilance in policing its COVID-19 guidelines as the Delta variant surges.

ESPN reported on Thursday that the league is in the midst of visiting all 32 teams to council players, coaches and staff on the guidelines and to make sure they are being adhered to. The league caught one Buffalo Bills’ player violating guidelines on its visit to the team this week. Another Buffalo player was caught on video.

According to NFL Media, across the league more than 100 players have been warned and 25 players have been fined for refusal to wear a mask and/or a tracking device since training camp begin. Those players were all fined $14,650.

This is a strong sign that the league’s stance against the coronavirus is not going to go away and it will stress the importance of vigilance..

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