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NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

Posted on: September 9, 2011 3:25 pm
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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: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: September 9, 2011 4:01 pm
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

The only reason the NFL is allowing this is because of the stink that the public is making over the fines that they initially were going to place on the players that were going to wear the gear.  So the kudos should actually be for the fans for sticking up for their beliefs and public pride for 9/11 and what it stands for today.  If the NFL was deserving of any kudos at all, they would never in a million years have threatened fines to the players in the first place.



Since: Aug 17, 2010
Posted on: September 9, 2011 3:58 pm
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

WHERE CAN I GET SOME SHOVES???



Since: Jun 2, 2009
Posted on: September 9, 2011 3:54 pm
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

Ahh poor Briggs was looking forward to paying that fine he so desperatly wanted.



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: September 9, 2011 3:43 pm
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

The NFL would have had a HUGE PR disaster on their hands had they refused to allow the players to wear this gear...



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: September 9, 2011 3:42 pm
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

Good decision by the NFL.



Since: Jun 26, 2009
Posted on: September 9, 2011 3:39 pm
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

Thats awesome. I hope every player in the league does this and auctions the gear off.



Since: Jun 4, 2007
Posted on: September 9, 2011 3:34 pm
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

The NFL brass is finally doing something right.  Kudos!!



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