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Welker fined $10K for wearing wrong kind of hat

Posted on: December 31, 2011 5:00 pm
WelkerBy Josh Katzowitz

Wes Welker is an investor in Bonk Breaker energy bars, so forgive the Patriots receiver if he wore a hat advertising that product in postgame interviews last week after the Patriots beat the Dolphins. He’s just a man trying to drum up a little exposure for one of his products.

The NFL apparently didn’t appreciate his entrepreneurial ways.

As Welker reported on his Twitter feed, the NFL fined him ($10,000) for wearing the hat, which confused Welker, who wrote, “Thanks for warning me the other 16 weeks I wore the hat.” The official violation was for wearing an unauthorized hat during a postgame interview.

Welker, though, got off easy. At least, he, unlike Brian Urlacher, wasn't fined $100,000 for a hat violation.

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