Steelers fined $250K, Mike Tomlin fined $100K for lack of face coverings vs. Ravens

The Pittsburgh Steelers were fined $250,000 and coach Mike Tomlin was fined $100,000 for failure to follow COVID-19 protocols, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday.

The discipline stems from members of the coaching staff, including Tomlin, not wearing face coverings at all times on the sidelines during this past Sunday's game against the Ravens, Rapoport added.

ESPN first reported the news.

The Steelers are the third team to be punished for violating protocols relating to COVID-19. The Raiders have been fined multiple times, most recently this week with a $650,000 penalty and the loss of a draft pick. The Titans were also fined $350,000 in late October for protocol violations.

On Monday, the Steelers announced they were following the league's intensive protocols in light of Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey testing positive for COVID-19. All of Pittsburgh's tests from the Week 8 contest came back negative.

The team announced Saturday it was informed this morning that a staff member had tested positive for COVID-19 and is now in quarantine.

"The Steelers are working with the NFL and medical advisors to complete the necessary contact tracing," a team statement read. "We will continue to evaluate the situation and make the appropriate adjustments, as necessary, that best protect our players, coaches and staff members."

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