Friday, Sept. 9, 2011
Posted: 10:15 a.m. Updated: 3:47 p.m.
Bears linebacker Lance Briggs is planning on wearing red, white and blue cleats and gloves to honor the 10th anniversary of 911 on Sunday. The only problem with that is the NFL's strict uniform rules prohibit players from wearing colors other than that of the team's.
Briggs tweeted on Thursday that he expects to be fined for wearing the patriotic gear in the team's season opener against the Falcons.
For the anniversary of 911 game why is it if I wear shoes and gloves that are the colors of our nations flag..I will be fined by the league, Briggs wrote. Shaking my head . . . looks like Im getting fined this week.
He doesn't seem worried about violating the rules as he tweeted it will be, "by far the best fine I will ever have to pay."
Briggs also pointed out that NFL players can wear pink shoes and gloves in conjunction with the league's breast cancer awareness campaign.
Update: The NFL announced that it will not fine players for wearing patriotic cleats and gloves during Week 1 games.