In the words of Antonio Brown, getting fined by the NFL is “nothing to a boss.”
But Brown may not have to reach for his checkbook for wearing these cleats.
A Pennsylvania resident and gold legend, Palmer died Sunday of heart complications.
Sunday night vibes! The KING !! pic.twitter.com/ MxZe9QzAZn
Antonio Brown (@ AntonioBrown) September 30, 2016
“Every week, I’m going to try to keep some motive or set a picture of somebody that means the most to me or inspire me to keep me encouraged, ” Brown told ESPN . “I’m definitely going to follow the rules in regards to sticking to the team color.”
The Arnold Palmer cleats are black and yellow Steelers’ colors so they should enable him to dodge a fine from the league infringing its uniform standards.
Brown sported blue cleats with his children’s faces engraved on them for the first half of last week’s matchup against Philadelphia.
According to ESPN ‘s Jeremy Fowler , “an NFL official advised Brown at halftime that he couldn’t continue playing unless he switched shoes. NFL rules permit uniform inspectors to notify players of violations on the spot. A player can be held out of a game until the uniform fouled is rectified.”
Brown hadn’t received a fine as of Friday, Fowler said.
Family over everything.
Bleacher Report (@ BleacherReport) September 25, 2016
The NFL has notoriously strict uniform policies.
The league fined Brandon Marshall for sporting lime-green cleats to support Mental Illness Awareness Week in 2013, and handed William Gay a $5,787 fine last year for his purple cleats , which the Steelers cornerback wore to promote domestic violence awareness.
However, the NFL announced earlier this month that it would allow players to write personal messages on their cleats during Week 13 with a couple rules, of course.
Blessed to satisfy the legend Arnold Palmer! His tenacity on the course+ in business is so inspirational !!
Antonio Brown (@ AntonioBrown) September 26, 2016
Brown and Palmer met before training camp this year. Brown posted this video on his Twitter account on Sunday after Palmer died.