Chicago Bears’ Lance Briggs To Wear 9/11 Tribute Gear

Chicago Bears Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs isn’t the most popular Bear these days. His oddly timed contract / ‘trade me’ demands has turned off many Chicago fans, but his latest venture will have fans forgetting his greed, as he’s willing to incur a fine for wearing cleats and gloves that aren’t approved by the NFL.

The cleats and gloves are designed by Reebok to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorists attacks. I hope more players around the league would take a similar stand.

The NFL actually employs a fashion police to look for violations.  Un-tucked jersey, socks not pulled up, scribbles on a towel, and yes, unauthorized shoes and/or gloves. Briggs was quoted in the Chicago Tribune that he expects to be fined about $15,000 for the two uniform violations. He declared it will be “by far the best fine I will ever have to pay.”

With as much time and energy the NFL is putting into making the season opening games a tribute for the victims of 9/11, you’d think they would want all their players to don the Red, White, and Blue.  The league has a couple days to make things right and allow the players to wear our colors proudly.

* The NFL announced via tweet that players can wear tribute apparel for week 1 games.

Well done NFL.  Well done…