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Did Raiders violate NFL's COVID-19 protocol in Week 2?

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The Las Vegas Raiders are off to a 2-0 start, but they've apparently had less success following the NFL's COVID-19 guidelines.

The NFL is investigating the Raiders for allegedly allowing an unauthorized team employee into their locker room after their Week 2 win over the New Orleans Saints, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday.

Under the league's protocols for 2020, only 40 employees from each team are allowed to be in the locker room. According to Schefter, the league "believes there's evidence" that a Raiders staffer not on that list of 40 evaded security and entered Las Vegas' locker room on Monday night.

The NFL is determining whether the Raiders -- who visit the New England Patriots on Sunday -- should be disciplined based on its investigation.

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The league already fined Las Vegas $250,000 and head coach Jon Gruden $100,000 for not wearing his mask consistently on the sideline during Monday night's game, so it's clear the NFL is taking its COVID-19 protocols seriously.

The Raiders take on the Patriots at 1 p.m. at Gillette Stadium on Sunday.