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HENDERSON, Nev. — Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller was fined $30,000 and nine of his teammates, including team captain and quarterback Derek Carr, were fined $15,000 each for breaking coronavirus protocols at a public charity event hosted by Waller’s foundation last week, a source told ESPN’s Dan Graziano, confirming an NFL Network report.
The players were mask-less for most of the event, which raised money to help youths battling addiction. Carr was photographed mingling and taking pictures with attendees, many of whom were also without masks.
“I’m well aware of that, yes,” Raiders coach Jon Gruden said Monday after reports of the fines surfaced. “And I know our players are going to handle that individually and I know they regret any harm they may have caused, and they’re very sensitive about it and we’ll handle it the right way.”
Besides Waller and Carr, other players fined were backup quarterback Nate Peterman, tight ends Jason Witten, Foster Moreau and Derek Carrier, receivers Hunter Renfrow and Zay Jones, cornerback Nevin Lawson and practice squad center Erik Magnuson.
“Again, I’m going to reiterate that I’m really proud of our players and our staff and