NFL to Fine Unvaccinated Players $14K for Violations of Protocol
Unvaccinated NFL players will be fined $14,650 for violations of the league’s COVID-19 policy, as first reported by ESPN’s Jenna Laine.
The league as a whole has 83.6% of its players with at least one shot, according to a report on Monday from Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.
NFL player vaccination update:
83.6% of players vaccinated overall (at least one shot)
10 clubs now have 90% or more of their players vaccinated
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 26, 2021
Those holdouts, apparently including Steelers running backs Najee Harris and Benny Snell Jr., need to adhere to the same PPE, social distancing and gathering restrictions that the league placed on players in 2020.
The Steelers are one of the teams that is requiring unvaccinated players to wear brightly colored wristbands in order to ensure compliance with the more stringent standards. Harris and Snell were both photographed wearing the wristbands during the team’s first week of training camp practices.
The NFLPA has contested the necessity of the use of such wristbands.