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NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

Posted on: September 9, 2011 3:25 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

There's been a lot made about some of the clothes that NFL players received from Reebok to honor the 10-year anniversary of 9/11.

That's primarily because guys like Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and Bears linebacker Lance Briggs tweeted out pictures of their gear (Briggs is seen to the right) and essentially said they didn't care if they got fined, they were wearing the gear during Sunday's games.

Very good news comes from the NFL, then, as the league informed the clubs that players could wear the gear honoring the tragic circumstances of September 2011.

"NFL confirmed to clubs this morning that players may wear special shoes/gloves from NFL licensees for Week 1 games," tweeted Michael Signora, the NFL's VP of Football Communications.

Of course, that doesn't mean that anyone can go out and buy red, white and blue shoes and throw them on for Sunday's action. Presumably Reebok will need to ship the gloves and shoves to the players (or the players can request them I would guess) and then and only then may they be worn.

And Hasselbeck's picture of the back of his shoes which are, I think the same as Briggs. But he gets the best shot of "Never Forget" on the cleats.



Per Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean, Hasselbeck will donate his shoes after the game to Team Red, White and Blue, a charity that assists wounded veterans and their families.

Hopefully, many other players will follow his lead and help to drum up charity work after showing their support for those that were senselessly taken from the world and for those that gave their lives to help others.

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Comments

Since: Sep 9, 2011
Posted on: September 9, 2011 9:09 pm
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

Silver MD your a jerk!!  Are you not an AMERICAN?  I can't beleive you would make a comment like that.  Go to your local bar and make that comment and see if you walk out un-injured!  !!



Since: Dec 26, 2010
Posted on: September 9, 2011 9:07 pm
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

What are shoves?



Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: September 9, 2011 9:01 pm
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

Please come to my home town.........please



Since: Aug 31, 2011
Posted on: September 9, 2011 8:38 pm
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

silver douche bag



Since: Aug 31, 2011
Posted on: September 9, 2011 8:36 pm
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

douche bag



Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: September 9, 2011 8:30 pm
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

Silver md,

I'm guessing you are young and/or didn't know anyone that was personally affected by the tragedy and/or you simply don't have the mental capacity to understand that anniversay dates like this are very meaningful to those families who were affected.

This is not about remembering the people who committed the crimes...it's about remembering the innocent who were lost.

Show some respect and keep your mouth shut.
 



Since: Jan 7, 2008
Posted on: September 9, 2011 8:16 pm
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

this is stupid . 9/11 has been over for a while now. can we just forget bout the whole stupid thing . really . couple dudes with cell phones board plane and get lucky. gimmee a break . no attacks since ---- they were lucky . this is so stupid . nothing like pearl harbour . my name is abdullalala qhanalfi i board plane and crash

in
 


your home town , now remeber me forever . allah .     



Since: Aug 14, 2011
Posted on: September 9, 2011 8:14 pm
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

I think it would be a fanatstic idea, that has been previously mentioned, to auction these items off for a charity. I'm not a fan of Lance Briggs since all he does is whine over his contract every couple of years, but I do think what he is doing is a great way to honor the people that cherished on that fateful day. 



Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: September 9, 2011 7:56 pm
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

Harry Poppins, the worst part about the profits is that the tag will say Made in China



Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: September 9, 2011 7:33 pm
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

And the next thing you know this stuff will be available all over the internet, sporting goods stores and even WalMart and the rest of the retail outlets.  If Reebok would be willing to donate ALL PROCEEDS to charity I'd have no objection, but the way it currently stands it's just a miserable way to make a profit!!!


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