LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall says he has been fined $10,500 by the NFL for wearing green football shoes in the Oct. 10 game against the New York Giants.
Marshall, who has been treated for a personality disorder in the past, had said before last Thursday’s game he was wearing the shoes to bring attention to the fact that it Mental Health Awareness Week; however, league officials
Marshall posted the league letter informing him of the fine on Twitter and wrote: “Football is my platform not my purpose. This fine is nothing compared to the conversation started & awareness raised.”
Marshall said he had planned to match any fine with a donation to his foundation, which supports mental health awareness. He said he also plans to auction off the shoes and donate the proceeds to charity.
Source: Associated Press