The Packers have been fined $300,000, whereas Rodgers and Lazard have been every fined $14,650, in keeping with the self-discipline schedule negotiated by the NFL and the NFL Gamers Affiliation.
The NFL decided Rodgers and Lazard every attended a Halloween get together regardless of being unvaccinated, a violation of protocols prohibiting unvaccinated gamers from gathering exterior of group amenities in a gaggle of greater than three gamers.
The NFL stated whereas the group didn’t sanction the get together, it was conscious of the get together after the actual fact and is being fined for failure to report the violations to the NFL and failure to self-discipline Rodgers and Lazard.
Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy advised CNN, “We respect the League’s findings and we acknowledge the significance of adherence to the COVID protocols to maintain our group and group secure and wholesome. We are going to proceed to teach the group relating to the significance of the protocols and stay dedicated to working inside the protocols.”
The league famous the Packers have been totally cooperative with the NFL’s investigation, which revealed different events during which the Packers did not strictly implement the NFL-NFLPA Covid-19 protocols.
A evaluation of video from contained in the Packers’ facility confirmed a couple of remoted cases of Rodgers and Allen Lazard failing to put on a masks, however decided there was no widespread or systemic mask-wearing violations.
The NFL additionally famous the unvaccinated Rodgers ought to have been sporting a masks throughout press conferences.
The Packers have been knowledgeable by the NFL subsequent violations may end in additional self-discipline, together with attainable change of draft place or lack of draft decisions. The gamers have been additionally warned further violations may end in future self-discipline.