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Ravens discipline employee blamed with allowing COVID-19 spread in organization


The Baltimore Ravens announced on Wednesday that they have disciplined an employee for “conduct surrounding the recent COVID-19 cases that have affected players and staff.”

A staff member put the Ravens at risk and led to the spread of COVID-19 by going outside the NFL’s protocols. This person has been punished by the team.

The Ravens will face the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 12. The game was supposed to be on Thanksgiving Day, but the NFL has moved the contest to Sunday after Baltimore’s COVID-19 outbreak worsened.

“This decision was made out of an abundance of caution to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel and in consultation with medical experts,” the NFL said in a statement, via ESPN.

Baltimore added three more players to the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday. The Ravens, who are currently on a two-game losing streak and 6-4 on the season, now have a total of seven players on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

That isn’t ideal for a team about to go up against the best club in the NFL record-wise.

The Ravens-Steelers affair is the 13th game that has been postponed or moved this season because of COVID-19 related issues. As expected, the deadly virus is spreading across the NFL due to teams traveling on planes and playing a contact sport.