Several Las Vegas Raiders players have been fined for not wearing a mask indoors during a charity event.

According to Tom Pelissero, Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport, multiple players were fined for not wearing a mask during a charity event thrown by Darren Waller during the coronavirus pandemic. Waller was fined $30,000, quarterback Derek Carr was fined $15,000 and several other players were also slapped with financial punishments. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

#Raiders TE Darren Waller was fined $30,000 and several teammates were fined $15,000 each for attending Waller’s recent fundraiser, at which some were photographed without masks, sources tell me, @RapSheet and @MikeGarafolo.

— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 5, 2020

Darren Waller got $30K. The following players were fined $15K: Derek Carr, Derek Carrier, Zay Jones, Nevin Lawson, Erik Magnuson (practice squad), Foster Moreau, Nathan Peterman, Hunter Renfrow, Jason Witten.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 5, 2020

I don’t want to say this is an overreaction, but this seems a bit absurd. The NFL is now going to fine players if they’re indoors without a mask on?

It’s not like they were at the bar getting drunk with the boys. They were raising money for charity, and the players helped raise $300,000.

The NFL Management Council sent the fine letters to players today. At least the third COVID-related issue for the #Raiders that has led to discipline in recent weeks.

On the plus side, the event raised upwards of $300,000 for Waller’s foundation.

— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 5, 2020

If the NFL is going to babysit players like this, then we’re all in for a world of hurt. This isn’t a dictatorship. This is America.

I’m not even some anti-mask fanatic. I’m all for wearing one when it’s necessary if it helps, but I’m not going to hammer NFL players for living life and helping to raise money for charity.

The NFL needs to take a deep breath and relax. Everyone supports being safe, but I’m not sure anyone supports this tyrannical rule.

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