New England Patriots

Oct 20, 2019; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans logo spelled out in the visitors seating area inside Nissan Stadium prior to the game against the Los Angeles Chargers. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

By Alex Barth,

After three weeks, the NFL has concluded it’s investigation into the Tennessee Titans handling of COVID-19 protocols according to EPSN’s Adam Schefter.

Despite speculation that the potential punishment would be “historic,” Schefter is reporting that there will be no individual punishments or lost draft picks. A potential fine is still on the table.

According to EPSN, “The team was fully cooperative, as the league inspected the facility and found it to be in compliance. There were incidents of people not wearing masks, but there was insufficient communication regarding player workouts outside the facility.”

The report goes on to say that league “believes the Titans’ violations of the league’s COVID-19 protocols were the acts of negligence rather than intent.”

The Titans outbreak began on September 24, and resulted in 24 players and staff members testing positive. This resulted in a handful of games around the league having to be rescheduled. This was followed by report of the team not taking COVID protocols seriously, and holding workouts at a local high school after their facility was shut down.

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