Lance Briggs Will Honor 9/11 Victims On Sunday With These Shoes And Gloves (Pics)
This upcoming Sunday is not only the first Sunday of the 2011 NFL season, but it also marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States of America. In addition to the gameday tributes that the NFL will be setting up at stadiums around the country, several players are expected to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on that tragic day in 2001 by wearing commemorative gear that was supplied to them by Reebok. However, it is expected that any player who chooses to wear the gear, and violate the league’s uniform policy in the process, will receive a rather hefty fine from the league.
Among those who have made their intentions to wear the gear public is Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs, who posted the following picture of his gear on Twitter and stated that he believes he will be fined $5,000 for the gloves and $8,000-$10,000 for the shoes.
Briggs isn’t the only one who showed off his patriotic gear on Twitter. Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles and Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley are also expected to don the stars-and-stripes themed gloves and shoes. So is Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, who gave fans a sneak preview of his shoes by posting the following picture on Twitter.
We should remind you that the NFL threatened to hand Peyton Manning a $25,000 fine for wearing high-top cleats in honor of Johnny Unitas following the late quarterback’s passing in 2002, and if that is any indication, we wouldn’t expect them to turn a blind-eye towards uniform infractions this time around. However, if they are levying fines on players for honoring 9/11 victims, one can only hope that all the money received from these fines will be donated to 9/11-based charities.
Hat Tip – [Shutdown Corner]