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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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Caca go suicide
Since: Sep 9, 2011
Posted on: September 9, 2011 5:24 pm
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Since: Jan 19, 2007
Posted on: September 9, 2011 5:24 pm
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

get them at the Shove store.  Where else?



Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: September 9, 2011 5:13 pm
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

doesn't anyone check for errors or use spell check at cbs  ................... tragic circumstances of September 2011????? didnt happen yet you mean 2001 and i think you got a  pair of shoves up your arse.....


SolEatsCaca
Since: Sep 9, 2011
Posted on: September 9, 2011 5:08 pm
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Since: Sep 9, 2011
Posted on: September 9, 2011 4:58 pm
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

Let me be the first to bid $50 for a pair game worn of Shoves





Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: September 9, 2011 4:54 pm
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

that red and blue is going clash hard with the orange and dark blue from Briggs jersey...


Yea, that'll be awful  What's he thinking?    Undecided  



Since: Sep 9, 2011
Posted on: September 9, 2011 4:35 pm
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

Mr. Brinson notes the "tragic circumstances of September 2001" ...... these were acts of terrorism commited by delusional, Muslim extremists. I would not refer to this as "tragic circumstances". Let's rember how we all felt on that day. Proud of our Country and united. Keep the victims of these heinous acts in your thoughts and prayers

And good for the NFL for doing the right thing



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Since: Jul 28, 2011
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Since: Aug 10, 2011
Posted on: September 9, 2011 4:21 pm
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

This is a no brainer in my opinion.  I guess common sense can't be taken for granted, but if the NFL would have fined guys for being patriotic and pay respect to the nation that the NFL belongs to, then the NFL would have been dead wrong.  It's a good call, and glad to see guys like Lance Briggs and Matt Hasselbeck making it public the way they did.  A good news story in the NFL, go figure!  



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: September 9, 2011 4:16 pm
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

that red and blue is going clash hard with the orange and dark blue from Briggs jersey...


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