Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Las Vegas Raiders were fined $50,000 for allowing a non-credentialed employee into the locker room following their win over the Saints.
Rapoport says this was considered a COVID-19 violation.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reported earlier in the week that the Raiders were under an NFL investigation for another protocol-related violation after they allowed unauthorized locker room access after Monday night’s game.
An unauthorized team employee reportedly entered the Raiders’ locker room without the credentials to do so after the game.
Source told Schefter that the NFL believes there was evidence that a non-credentialed person eluded the security checkpoints to enter the Raiders’ locker room Monday night.
This comes after the NFL fined Raiders HC Jon Gruden $100,000 and the team $250,000 because Gruden was not consistently wearing his mask while on the sideline .
Gruden later told reporters that he had the virus and is “very sensitive” about the matter.
“I’ve had the virus,” Gruden said. “I’m doing my best. I’m very sensitive about it. … I’m calling plays. I just want to communicate in these situations, and if I get fined, I’ll have to pay the fine. But I’m very sensitive about that and I apologize.”
The list of employees allowed in the locker room, aside from the players, are the coaching staff, includes the athletic training staff, the equipment staff, the general manager, one member of team security and one member of the team’s public relations/communications department.