Packers face $300K fine over COVID-19 protocols; Rodgers, Lazard also facing fines

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers are being fined $300,000 for violating the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols.

The report comes after news broke last week that Aaron Rodgers had tested positive for COVID-19. The MVP missed Sunday’s game due to the positive test.

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said last week he was “100 percent confident” the organization was following the NFL’s coronavirus protocols inside the football facility.

Rodgers and wide receiver Allen Lazard are both facing fines of $14,650, ESPN reported.

The NFL says it is fining Rodgers and Lazard for attending a Halloween party while unvaccinated, a violation of the league’s policy limiting activities among unvaccinated players.

Rodgers is expected to make his return to the field this Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.

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