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Ravens Fined $250,000 for COVID-19 Outbreak that Caused Steelers Postponements, Won’t Lose Draft Picks



The Baltimore Ravens have been fined $250,o00 for the coronavirus procedure violations that helped cause the repeated postponement of the team’s Week 12 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but will avoid the loss of a draft pick, according to an report by Jamison Hensley of ESPN.

The Ravens placed a total of 23 players on the COVID-19 reserve list during the team’s outbreak and suspended strength and conditioning Steve Saunders for failing to wear a mask and his proximity tracing device while in the team’s facility.

The outbreak caused the Steelers-Ravens game scheduled for Thanksgiving evening to be postponed multiple times, eventually being played on a Wednesday afternoon and causing a three-week disruption to Pittsburgh’s schedule.

Despite that, the Ravens will come off with one of the lightest disciplinary actions meted about the league for failing to adhere to COVID-19 protocols.

The New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans were both fined $350,000, while the Las Vegas Raiders and New Orleans Saints were fined $500,000 and lost a draft pick.