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WATCH: Two NFL Players Support Women’s Issues, Are Fined (VIDEO)
WATCH: When NFL Players Try To Be Good People, They Are Issued Fines (VIDEO)
While the NFL is still digging itself out from controversies, especially surrounding domestic abuse, it’s refreshing to see two NFL players standing up for women: one for breast cancer awareness and the other for domestic violence awareness. Unfortunately, the NFL disagreed and they fined the two players.
Two Pittsburgh Steelers players were fined by the NFL on Wednesday for supporting causes personal to them.
Running back DeAngelo Williams received a first-offense uniform violation of $5,787 for wearing “Find the Cure” in his eye black in honor of breast cancer awareness. He has worn the eye black for years, he told ESPN.
Meanwhile, the league fined cornerback William Gay the same amount for wearing purple cleats to show support for domestic violence awareness, his agent, Jerrold Colton, confirmed.
The players weren’t just showboating. These issues were personal. DeAngelo Williams lost his mother to breast cancer and Gay’s mother was shot and killed by his stepfather when Gay was only seven.
Cam Heyward was also fined for wearing “IRON” and “HEAD,” under his eyes in support of his father, who died of cancer in 2006.
Here’s the video:
The NFL has allowed players to wear pink for the month of October, breast cancer awareness month, but not all year.
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