Cowboys’ Amari Cooper fined by NFL for violating COVID-19 policy while at a Mavericks game, per report

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Amari Cooper has been fined $ 14,650 by the NFL for violating the league’s COVID-19 policy. According to ESPN’s Todd Archer, Cooper broke the policy after he failed to wear a mask during a Dallas Mavericks game as an unvaccinated player. According to league policy, unvaccinated players can attend sporting events as long as they wear a mask, are seated in a luxury suite, and are not surrounded by more than 10 people.

The Cowboys wide receiver has missed two games this season after testing positive for COVID-19. In 15 games this season, the triple Pro Bowler has caught 68 of 104 targets for 865 yards and eight touchdowns. His production came to a halt from the previous two seasons, when he averaged 86 receptions for 1,153 yards and seven touchdowns.

Cooper admitted he was embarrassed by his lack of targets this season.

“We’re not really as explosive as we should be,” Cooper said of the Cowboys offense. “We don’t convert a lot of their turnovers into touchdowns. A lot of them are field goals. And I feel like I could be a big part of that, so that’s what frustrates me… I think I can do more in the red zone if I get targets. I can do more on the third try if I get the targets. To help offense be what we need to be, I think I can. definitely help change that. “

Cooper has change to get his money back in Sunday’s playoff game against the 49ers. Players on the winning team receive $ 21,000, while the losing team earns $ 19,000.

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