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Ravens, Broncos under league investigation for potential COVID violations

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The NFL is investigating the Ravens and Broncos for potential discipline and COVID protocol violations according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter. 

The Ravens now have 22 players on the Reserve/COVID-19 list after an outbreak across the team, that also includes multiple staffers. 

Last Wednesday, the Ravens released a statement which said they had disciplined a staff member for conduct surrounding the recent COVID-19 cases. According to reports, that staff member was head strength and conditioning coach Steve Saunders. Those reports said Saunders routinely did not wear a mask or proximity tracker, nor reported potential COVID-19 symptoms.

Schefter said the investigation of the Ravens is typical, as the NFL and NFLPA work to review the facts, then the league will hand out discipline. It’s unclear what that discipline could be, but it very well could include a significant fine and/or the forfeiture of draft picks if the league decides.