The NFL conducted an investigation into the COVID-19 situation involving the Tennessee Titans that involved a slew of players and personnel members. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the results of the investigation have been revealed on Monday.
Individuals will not be disciplined, there is no discussion of forfeiture of draft picks. Titans’ organization will face a potential fine. https://t.co/DHGTXexjPj
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 19, 2020
Nearly two weeks ago, it was discovered that the league and the NFLPA were going to look into the incident involving the Titans. Altogether, Tennessee had 20-plus players and personnel members test positive for COVID-19.
As a result, the NFL was forced to postpone their Week 4 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers to Week 7. At the same time, the league had to move Tennessee’s Week 5 contest versus the Buffalo Bills to Tuesday due to ongoing positive tests.
If the NFL did find any wrongdoing by the Titans, some believed they could force the team to forfeit their game versus the Steelers. However, the league has determined that the team won’t need to forfeit any games or draft picks for their COVID-19 outbreak.
While the NFL didn’t find any egregious violations, the Titans were found to be lax on enforcing the mask-wearing guidelines at their team facility. In addition, the league believes there was a lack of communication within the team on the workout protocols.
With that in mind, the NFL is contemplating whether or not to levy a fine on Tennessee for their shortcomings in the entire situation with COVID-19. At the least though, there won’t be any players disciplined for failing to adhere to the guidelines and the team won’t lose any draft picks in the process.