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Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL does not care what cause you’re trying to promote or bring awareness to, as long as you don’t wear something that violates the uniform policy…unless they can profit from it.
Tennessee Titans linebacker Avery Williamson is willing to join New York Giants wide receivers Victor Cruz and Odell Beckham in wearing special made red, white and blue cleats to honor 9/11 respondents and victims on Sunday.
The NFL told him he would be fined if he tried to do so and Avery decided against it.
“I don’t want to draw negative attention, so I’m just going to focus on playing the game,” Williamson told The Tennessean on Friday. “Once I heard from them, I didn’t even try to argue anything. I just left it alone. I didn’t want to press the issue.”
Two different police unions, including The Port Authority Police Benevolent Association, said in a statement that they would pay any reasonable fine for Avery if he is handed one by the NFL.
“The PAPD is the police department that has always patrolled the World Trade Center complex. On September 11, 2001, the PAPD lost 37 police officers at the World Trade Center, the largest, single loss ever suffered by a police department in the history of American law enforcement,” the union said in a statement. “We read, with understandable interest, your piece on Avery Williamson and the NFL’s stance on Avery honoring the September 11th victims. We, along with the New Jersey State Police Benevolent Association, are offering to pay any reasonable fine levied by the NFL if Avery chooses to wear his 9/11 cleats.”