The NFL is notoriously strict when it comes to their uniform rules. Wear something they don't like and you can't expect to get hit with a fine the following week. In most cases it makes sense (see: Chad Ochocinco rocking ridiculous gold cleats) but in the latest case we've gotta side with the players. Reebok has reportedly created a bunch of red, white, and blue cleats and gloves designed to commemorate 9/11 on Sunday. And while it's a nice gesture on the part of the players, the NFL has reportedly already said that they'll fine any player who decides to wear the tribute gear.
"Reebok great job on these gloves and shoes," Bears linebacker Lance Briggs tweeted yesterday. "Looks like I'm getting fined this week. Lol! By far the best fine I will ever have to pay. Thanks...Fines for gloves could be as much as 5k...the shoe 8-10k I think. Not 100% on the shoe fine."
Any fine is too much. Have a heart here, NFL, and let the guys wear what they want to honor the victims of 9/11. Is that really too much to ask? [via Shutdown Corner]