The NFL will reportedly fine three NFL players for wearing cleats that honored 9/11 victims and first responders during games on the 15-year anniversary of the attacks.
Tennessee Titans linebacker Avery Williamson and New York Giants receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz are each expecting a $6,000 fine for their patriotic shoes, according to Fox News reporter Trace Gallagher. (RELATED: NFL Commish Says He Supports Kaepernick, Might Punish Players Who Honor 9/11)
Trace Gallagher: After wearing patriotic cleats “all three expect to be fined about $6K [by NFL] for the gesture.” pic.twitter.com/q0UuvLJdUo
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 13, 2016
It appeared initially that the NFL might turn a blind eye to these players for violating the league’s uniform code, but it looks like all three will take a hit to their wallets.
At the same time these three patriotic Americans are being fined the NFL has not done anything to stop players disrespecting America during the national anthem. Not a great look for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.