NFL reportedly sends teams a memo outlining penalties for approaching officials without face covering

Getty Images After several weeks’ worth of watching coaches remove their masks in order to yell at referees, the NFL has apparently had enough. According to a report from’s Tom Pelissero, NFL Senior VP of Officiating Perry Fewell sent teams a memo this week indicating that the league plans Read more

Cowboys’ Jerry Jones demands ‘heavy penalties’ if Titans, anyone found in violation of COVID-19 protocol

The NFL lost minicamp and preseason to the COVID-19 pandemic, along with a traditional training camp and regular season revenue stemming from the absence of full stadiums around the league. What it’s doing its best to avoid losing is the season itself, and it’s now faced with its first very Read more

NFL sends final warning to teams regarding COVID-19 sideline protocols, and penalties are coming next

Getty Images The NFL is very serious about enforcing all COVID-related measures on game days this season, as a strongly-worded memo to teams indicated last week. Troy Vincent, the NFL’s vice president of football operations, told me that fines and other punishment will be forthcoming for those who do not Read more

Red Sox MLB punishment: What we learned from 15-page report, including why Astros got harsher penalties

Major League Baseball released findings Wednesday from its investigation into the 2018 Red Sox for electronic sign-stealing. They were hit a lot less hard than the Astros were for their scheme, and most of the wrongdoing was pinned on one person: video replay room operator J.T. Watkins. The Red Sox Read more

Astros, Red Sox sign-stealing scandal timeline: Everything we know as MLB announces Boston’s penalties

In recent months, revelations of sign-stealing in Houston and Boston have cast genuine doubt upon two of the last three World Series outcomes and scandalized baseball. Along the way, outrage has bubbled over, and dozens of reputations — some of them mostly sterling before any of this happened — have Read more

Former Penn coach, current Celtics assistant Jerome Allen hit one of most severe penalties in NCAA history

The NCAA has hit former Penn coach and current Celtics assistant coach Jerome Allen with one of the longest show-cause penalties it has ever doled out — 15 years —  after it found he violated NCAA ethical conduct rules by accepting $250,000 from the father of a prospective player. Allen Read more