NFL Means Business With Mask Policy, Fines Two Bills Receivers For Violations – CBS Boston

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BOSTON (CBS) — The NFL is not messing around with violations of the COVID-19 protocols this season.

New England learned that on Monday, when it was revealed the Cam Newton’s out-of-town COVID tests were not recognized by the league and thus required him to spend five days outside of the facility before returning to work.

The rest of the NFL is learning this, too.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported Thursday that since training camps opened, the league issued written warnings to about 120 players and administered fines to 25 players “for refusal to wear a mask and/or Kinexon tracking device.”

This matter became known on Thursday, when Bills receiver Isaiah McKenzie tweeted out the letter sent to him by the NFL. The letter spelled out the times and dates of the times he did not wear a mask when he was supposed to be wearing one.

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