The Tennessee Titans are in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak within their organization and now the NFL and NFL Players Association (NFLPA) are looking to find out if the Titans are to blame. In the past week, 18 members of the organization have tested positive for the virus, forcing the NFL to reschedule this week’s game between Tennessee and Pittsburgh. So far, nine team members and nine team personal staff members have tested positive.
The NFL has laid out strict guidelines and they are not happy about what’s happened. Looking for answers, the NFL and NFLPA are now asking the Titans to turn over multiple videotapes of the team’s activities over the past two weeks to get a better understanding of the root of the outbreak. Cornerback Greg Mabin was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list back on September 24 and it now appears that may have been the start of the Titans outbreak.
Tennessee coach Mike Vrabel has maintained that his team has been diligent about following all protocols, in his address to reporters about the outbreak. “We’re following the 100 (COVID-19) memos (the NFL) sent out.” It now seems the NFL and NFLPA are not too sure about that.
If the NFL and NFLPA find that at least one member of the Titans didn’t properly report being around someone that had tested positive for the virus, it would be a violation. The organization’s dedication to wearing masks around their training facility will also be examined as the league looks for answers. If the Titans are found to have violated the league protocols, they could face fines or even a loss of draft pick, according to multiple sources.
This week’s game between the Titans and Steelers has been rescheduled for week seven of the NFL schedule on October 25.