Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Raiders are under an NFL investigation for another protocol-related violation after they allowed unauthorized locker room access after Monday night’s win over the Saints.
According to Schefter, an unauthorized team employee entered the Raiders’ locker room without the credentials to do so after the game.
Source tells Schefter that the NFL believes there’s evidence that a non-credentialed person eluded the security checkpoints to enter the Raiders’ locker room Monday night. The league is currently investigating the matter to determining whether discipline is warranted.
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 Monday night.
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 NFL is expected to impose discipline for violations and will continue to enforce this limitation throughout the season, as they work with state and federal committees along with the NFLPA to curb and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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.
We’ll have more regarding the Raiders as the news is available.