Just a few weeks in the past, Jon Gruden mentioned he was “doing (his) greatest” with regard to carrying his masks on the sideline. Sunday, it appeared Gruden’s greatest nonetheless wasn’t getting the job completed.
The Raiders head coach was noticed on the CBS broadcast and in nonetheless images taken on the sport along with his facemask functioning as not more than a chin strap. The NFL warned groups forward of Week four lack of NFL Draft picks may very well be the most recent punishment for personnel who fail to observe the required COVID-19 sideline protocols.
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Gruden was one in all 5 coaches who have been fined $100,000 in Week 2 for failing to observe masks guidelines on the sideline, together with the Broncos’ Vic Fangio, the Saints’ Sean Payton, the Seahawks’ Pete Carroll and the 49ers’ Kyle Shanahan. Every coach’s workforce was fined a further $250,000 that week for the infraction.
After Week 2, Gruden mentioned of his masks: “I am doing my greatest. , I’ve had the virus, OK? I am doing my greatest. I am very delicate about it, however I am calling performs. I simply wish to talk in these conditions and I apologize and if I get fined, I must pay the superb, however I am very delicate about all of that and I apologize.”
Gruden is one in all 4 NFL head coaches who’ve had the coronavirus, together with Payton, the Eagles’ Doug Pederson and the Chargers’ Anthony Lynn. Stories steered Gruden had faked having the virus as a motivational ploy, however Gruden lately advised The Washington Submit, “I am bored with (individuals) saying I faked it.”
One notably perceptive viewer mentioned that of the 23 instances the digital camera panned to Gruden in the course of the Raiders’ 30-23 loss to the Payments on Sunday, he was carrying his masks correctly on simply three events.
A photograph taken by Getty Photos reveals Gruden’s masks failing to cowl his nostril as he speaks carefully with quarterbacks Derek Carr and Nathan Peterman — a minimum of Carr could be seen not carrying a masks.