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NFL to penalize coaches who approach officials without face mask

The NFL really isn’t messing around when it comes to their mandated safety protocols in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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After fining several coaches for failing to adhere to the safety guidelines of wearing a mask, they’ve since threatened harsher penalties for teams that include the potential loss of draft picks.

And now, they’re upping the ante.

According to a report from NFL.com writer Tom Pelissero, any member of a team that approaches an official without wearing a face mask will cost their team 15 yards, and potentially more:

Are they making the right call here?

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Report: Detroit Lions to cut multiple jobs

Things have not gone as planned so far this season for the Detroit Lions in 2020 as the team is off to a horrid 1-3 start.

Because of the start, coupled with the two previous years of losing under the current regime, many have been calling for the jobs of Matt Patricia and Bob Quinn.

As of now, it looks like Lions’ ownership is going to allow Quinntricia another chance to right the ship but according to reports, the Lions have cut multiple jobs on the business side of things.

According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions have made the decision to lay off a portion of their business department.

The exact number of job cuts is unknown, and the Lions declined to say what percent of their approximately 300-person non-football work force was impacted by the layoffs.

“Consistent with organizational policy, we will not be issuing comment on internal business matters,” the team said in a statement to the Free Press.

The cuts came during the team’s bye week, and less than seven days after the organization confirmed that fans will not be allowed to attend games at Ford Field until at least Nov. 15.

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