NFL forces Antonio Brown to change Muhammad Ali-inspired cleats vs. Jets

Here are the cleats Antonio Brown was wearing to start Sunday's matchup against the Jets:

The homage to Muhammad Ali lasted all of two series because, according to CBS Sports sideline reporter Evan Washburn, an on-site league official warned Brown that he wouldn't be allowed to return to the game until he wore uniform-conforming shoes. Brown changed his cleats without incident, though he seems to find himself on the wrong side of the law each week.

If this sounds familiar, it should; officials threatened to sit Brown at halftime if he didn't change his specialized cleats during the Week 3 game against the Eagles.

If it's not his footwear -- last Sunday night, Brown honored Arnold Palmer -- it's his hip-shakin' touchdown celebrations. Coach Mike Tomlin has asked for clarity from the league on what celebrations constitute a penalty but, in the meantime, as long as Brown remains one of the NFL's best pass catchers we're guessing he'll be allowed to continue to skirt the rules.

CBS Sports Writer

Ryan Wilson joined CBS Sports in June 2011. He covers the NFL and NFL Draft for and CBS Sports HQ, and is a regular on the Pick Six Podcast. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from... Full Bio

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