Ravens discipline coach for conduct during COVID outbreak

Ravens discipline coach for conduct during COVID outbreak

The Baltimore Ravens disciplined a strength and conditioning coach on Wednesday for not reporting symptoms and not consistently wearing a mask or tracking device, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

This came in the wake of the postponement of Thursday night’s primetime Ravens-Steelers game because of Baltimore’s rash of COVID-19 cases.

“The Baltimore Ravens have disciplined a staff member for conduct surrounding the recent COVID-19 cases that have affected players and staff at the Ravens,” the team said in a statement.

The team did not reveal what exact discipline the staff member would be facing.

NFL network previously reported that seven players, including running backs Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins, tested positive for the coronavirus. According to the report, center Matt Skura, guard Pat Makari and defensive end Calais Campbell also tested positive.

The NFL announced earlier the Ravens-Steelers game will be played Sunday at 1:15 p.m. on NBC.

The Ravens may have preemptively made this announcement in the hopes of reducing any penalties the league could hand down.

In October, the Titans were fined $350,000 for COVID-19 protocol violations. The Raiders also were docked $500,000 and a sixth-round draft pick, and coach Jon Gruden was fined $150,000 earlier this month for violations related to offensive tackle Trent Brown’s positive test last month, according to multiple reports.