Following a review by the NFL and the NFLPA on whether the Tennessee Titans were at fault in violating the coronavirus protocols, it is very likely Titans could get fined. Though they are in luck for avoiding harsher penalties such as losing draft picks or forfeiting games.
The NFL and NFLPA completed their investigations of the novel COVID-19 outbreak on the Titans, in which 24 members of the organization, including 13 players, tested positive for coronavirus since Sept. 24.
The outbreak led to the Titan’s facility closure for 11 days before reopening it shortly, then temporarily closing again after another positive test for the coronavirus. Also, it led to the postponement of their two games, making the NFL reschedule, prompting an extensive reshuffle of the NFL schedule.
The review concluded that the Titans were in compliance with NFL coronavirus protocols but found some individuals failed to follow the league’s mask-wearing mandate and cited that individuals didn’t wear face masks while gathering in certain areas the facility.
The review also concludes that the team’s insufficient communication with players about workouts away from the team facility and gatherings. During the outbreak, the Titans players went on off-site training while the team’s facility was closed.
At the moment, the NFL has not made a decision yet about fining the Titans, and no individual will face any punishment. However, Goodell insisted that the main focus of the review was not about disciplinary action rather safety.
In contrast, the Titans were highly invested through cooperating and shown devotion in the extensive work to prepare the team’s facility.
Last week, the Titans shocked everyone when they clashed with the Buffalo Bills in Nashville in the 2nd NFL game in 74years to be played on a Tuesday.
Despite the coronavirus outbreak in their organization and having their facility closed, that didn’t stop them from showcasing an outstanding performance when they hosted the Buffalo Bills.
The entire team was incredibly involved in their fourth consecutive win of the season when they humbled the Bills 42-16 with their first loss.
Titan’s quarterback Ryan Tannehill was the man of the match after he threw three touchdowns, 2 of them to tight end Jonnu Smith, and ran for another.
Tannehill spectacular performance weathered all the critics about his age, and he joined the list of other prominent quarterbacks such as Rich Gannon, Jim Plunkett, and Steve Young, who all took a long time to find the right fit and had their career blossom long after everyone had given up.
The Tennessee Titans are preparing to host the Pittsburg Steelers on Sunday in another rescheduled game. Both teams are among the remaining unbeaten teams, including the Seattle Seahawks.
Titans will be looking to extend their winning streak, and the Steelers intend to continue with their winning streak.
All will be revealed come Sunday when they battle it up, and may the best team win.
Remember to wear a mask, keep a distance, and sanitize your hands.
Rachel Lott is a Reporter for Chroniclex After graduating from Cuyahoga Community College, Rachel got an internship at USA Evening and worked as a Reporter and Producer. Rachel has also worked as a Reporter for WKYC TV and Fox News Channel. Rachel Covers International Developments.