Found October 09, 2013 on The Nosebleeds:
The NFL isn’t doing all that well in the PR department this week. Not only do they have to deal with the fallout after Frontline’s League of Denial documentary, but now they are looking like hypocrites after rejecting a players request to wear a pair of green cleats to draw awareness for a worthy cause. Brandon Marshall requested to wear the green shoes for the Bears upcoming clash with the New York Giants on Thursday night. It was Marshall’s hope that the green cleats would shine a light on Mental Illness Awareness Week, a cause that hits home for the Bears wide receiver. If you remember back to 2011, Marshall was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. The fact that the NFL will not permit him to wear the cleats isn’t necessarily shocking considering similar situations have occurred before. What is particularly ridiculous is the fact that after Marshall said that he would still wear the green shoes and just pay the fine, the NFL said that they would not permit Marshall to take the field. Does it make sense that they would have such an arbitrary rule? Yes. There are so many different causes that deserve recognition that if they allow one player to do such a thing then there will be 50 more with other requests. You have to draw the line somewhere. And that line is pink penalty flags. [ForTheWin] The post NFL rejects Brandon Marshall’s green shoes for Mental Illness Awareness Week appeared first on The Nosebleeds.

Brandon Marshall's green cleats support mental health awareness

While the rest of the NFL donned pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month, Brandon Marshall decided to wear green cleats to support mental health.

Brandon Marshall will be allowed to wear green cleats this week

The NFL will allow Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall to wear green cleats for mental illness awareness,  but he will be subject to a uniform violation, which means he’ll be fined. Clarification: Sounds as if Brandon Marshall is subject to a fine Thu night for a uniform violation for green cleats, but that could be it. — Jeff Dickerson (@ESPNChiBears) October 9, 2013...

Photo of Brandon Marshall’s green cleats

Below is a photo of Brandon Marshall’s green cleats that he’ll be wearing tonight in order to bring about awareness to mental illness. h/t @LakeMSR Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Photo of Brandon Marshall’s green cleats appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

Brandon Marshall to Wear Green Cleats Against Giants, Will Match NFL’s Fine With Donation

At least the No Fun League has a heart. At a time when the NFL has rolled out pink gloves, pink hats and short-lived pink penalty flags  to support breast cancer awareness, Bears wideout Brandon Marshall plans to wear green cleats on Thursday night in support of his own foundation for mental illness, according to ESPN. Marshall was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder...

NFL says Brandon Marshall will be ejected if he wears green shoes

The NFL says it will eject Brandon Marshall if he wears green shoes on Thursday to raise attention for Mental Health Awareness Week (Credit: The No Fun League strikes again! Yesterday, Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall said this Thursday he will wear green shoes in support of his charity that focuses on mental health disorders. While players around...

NFL Won’t Let Brandon Marshall Wear Green Shoes for Mental Illness Awareness

Earlier this week Brandon Marshall warned the league that he would wear green shoes to promote Mental Health Awareness Week by saying this: “One of the things I’m going to do is wear lime green spikes this week,” said Marshall, who deals with Borderline Personality Disorder himself. “The league’s going to hit me with a nice, little fine and I’m asking them to take my...

Brandon Marshall wants world to see green on Thursday night

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall is in the news this week for reasons that have nothing to do with his play on the football field. Again. Given Marshall’s well-chronicled off-field issues throughout his career, that must mean he’s done something stupid and gotten himself in trouble with the law again, right? Not this time. […]The post Brandon Marshall wants world...

Brandon Marshall Wants To Wear Green Shoes For Mental Health Awareness; The NFL Says No

(via Getty Image)When it comes to color-coded gestures to support awareness in the NFL, it’s titty pink or nothing. Sorry, only room for one color in Pinktober. Case in point, Brandon Marshall, who has a well-known history of mental health issues, wants to wear green shoes during Thursday night’s Giants-Bears game to mark Mental Health Awareness Week.Too bad. The uniform compliance...

Brandon Marshall on Alshon Jeffery “This guy could be the best to ever do it,”

In Sunday’s loss to the Saints the Bears had an offensive bright spot that came in the form of second year WR Alshon Jeffery . Jeffery had a franchise record 218 yards on ten catches one of which was for a TD. Brandon Marshall didn’t hold anything back when praising the young receiver. “I’ve always said this guy could be the best to ever do it,” Brandon Marshall said, praising...

Marshall: “This is my type of game”

Chicago wide receiver Brandon Marshall has been relatively quiet the last three weeks, although he expects that to soon change when the Bears face the New York Giants on Thursday.

Brandon Marshall Says Alshon Jeffery Could Be Best WR Ever

The Bears lost to the Saints on Sunday, but may have finally their second option to Brandon Marshall at the receiver position. Alshon Jeffery struggled at times as a rookie but clearly has grown into a man in his second season.  The former South Carolina Gamecock had a franchise record 218 yards on ten catches one of which was for a TD. Bears star Brandon Marshall was full of praise...

Marshall, Bears back on track with 27-21 win over Giants

With four minutes to play Thursday night and needing to stop America’s most disappointing football team from scoring a touchdown the Bears’ defensive huddle featured the likes of Zack Bowman Landon Cohen Blake Costanzo Jon Bostic and David Bass. Weeklong injury battles and in-game attrition made the Bears’ once-vaunted unit a cast of no-names. And the no-names needed a stop...

Giants-Bears TNF Live Blog, First Half

[via]Good news: Brandon Marshall will in fact be allowed to wear the green shoes he has to honor Mental Health Awareness Week. And by allowed, the NFL means they won’t forcibly remove him from the stadium for wearing them; they’ll merely fine him. That’s what qualifies for non-draconian behavior by the league these days. “We’re not MONSTERS, we’ll just fine you for your...

Bears beat winless Giants

Jay Cutler threw two touchdown passes to Brandon Marshall, and Tim Jennings had two of the Chicago Bears' three interceptions against Eli Manning in a 27-21 victory over the winless New York Giants on Thursday night.
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