Originally written on Third And Wrong  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Marshawn Lynch’s green shoes cost him $5,250.  Well, that’s not exactly true.  I’m sure his neon green kicks weren’t cheap, but the shoes themselves probably didn’t cost anything near that.  According to Pro Football Talk, the $5,250 figure is what Lynch’s shoes cost him as a fine for violating the NFL’s uniform policy which requires players to wear shoes that follow the same basic color patterns as everyone else on the team. The fine stems from Lynch wearing these green cleats against the Houston Texans last week, but it is not the first time Lynch has been financially reprimanded for such a thing.  In 2011, Lynch wore a pair of Nike cleats with a custom Skittles design on the side. Personally, I think this rule is ridiculous.  I think a player should be allowed to wear whatever color of shoe he so chooses.  Also, if you’re going to implement a stupid rule, you should at least be consistent with it and fine all of the players who choose to wear pink gear as part of the NFL’s A Crucia
  • What BS
  • I don't get it? They all wear green shoes don't they? Cleats are part of the shoe. I thought this was related to him refusing to wear pink today for that annoying month of breast cancer awareness. I think one game is enough, not an entire quarter of the season. Cmmon.
  • Uniform policy . . . players can only wear colors designated for their team and provided by Nike, obviously Marshawn didn't get them from Nike. I don't see the big deal either, but give the man props . . . he wore them again today against the Colts.

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