No COVID Penalties For Titans After Investigation

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Adam Schefter reports that the NFL has concluded its investigation of the Tennessee Titans and that no players or staff will be disciplined. The investigation uncovered a few mask violations, and the team will still face a possible fine. However, a fine is a small price to pay when compared to other suggested alternatives, including suspension of the team and forfeit of a game. It seems that nothing can stop Derrick Henry’s MVP season, not even forced compliance with league regulations.

A full investigation of every player on a 53-man roster can easily identify a few missteps, but investigations for mask compliance seem especially invasive and petty. We’re glad to see the Titans steamroll through the season unimpeded by Roger Goodell and his knee-bending staff.

The willingness of the NFL to virtue signal and enforce minute regulations exploits the good faith of its teams. It has essentially attempted to stalk players and staff in the hopes of building a COVID-less resume like the NBA and its 15-player rosters. Unlike the NBA bubble, however, football players haven’t given up their rights just yet. A complete reliance on regulations exchanges freedom and happiness for the promise of health.

Luckily for the Titans, league officials couldn’t get their hands on enough negligence to ruin their shot at a perfect season. It won’t be the last time the league tries to scare teams into following its rules like soldiers. We’ll be sure to bring Goodell’s next attempt at total control to your attention.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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