Sources: NFL eyes Titans for protocol violations

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The NFL and the NFL Players Association are investigating whether the Tennessee Titans, who have had 18 members of their organization test positive for COVID-19 in the past week, violated the league’s virus-related protocols, sources tell ESPN.

After the Titans’ recent outbreak — during which nine players and nine team personnel members have tested positive, one source observed to ESPN that “This isn’t a failure of the protocols; it is a failure to follow the protocols.”

Officials from both the NFL and NFLPA have been in Tennessee since Friday, seeking answers to an issue that some sources believe ultimately will wind up with league making an example of the Titans.

The NFL and NFLPA have asked the Titans to turn over multiple videotapes of team activities so they can get a better idea of the root of the outbreak, according to sources.

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The Titans are convinced, however, that they have obeyed the rules and have gone out of their way to protect their organization, a team source told ESPN. The Titans believe they have done everything the league has asked, have told the players to wear their masks and

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