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Brandon Marshall fined $10,500 for wearing orange shoes

Chicago Bears wide receiver Marshall is tackled by Detroit Lions strong safety Spievey and cornerback Houston during the second quarter of their NFL football game at Soldier Field in Chicago Reuters

When Bears receiver Earl Bennett confirmed this week that he was fined for wearing orange shoes on Monday night, he said teammate Brandon Marshall put him up to it. So it’s no surprise that Marshall was fined, too.

The NFL has confirmed that Marshall, who also wore orange shoes in Monday night’s win over the Lions, was fined $10,500.

NFL players aren’t allowed to wear the shoe colors of their choice, even in a case like this, where Bennett and Marshall chose orange, which is one of the Bears’ official colors. The NFL allows and even encourages players to wear pink for breast cancer awareness during October, and has allowed players to wear red, white and blue on some patriotic occasions, and sometimes puts patches or helmet stickers on players’ uniforms for other reasons, but in all of those cases it’s the NFL’s decision, not a player’s individual decision.

When a player decides for himself to wear a different color, it costs him $10,500.

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34 Responses to “Brandon Marshall fined $10,500 for wearing orange shoes”
  1. juliuspeppersandonions says: Oct 27, 2012 7:40 AM

    What is this nazi Germany? I might be mistaken but the bears do have orange jerseys they wear right?

  2. FinFan68 says: Oct 27, 2012 7:42 AM

    please change the rule to allow shoes gloves wraps and sleeves to be either white black or team color.

  3. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 27, 2012 7:42 AM

    Are you sure he’s not just being fined for whining about Jay getting all tackled and stuff?

  4. wellthatsaloadofcrap says: Oct 27, 2012 7:52 AM

    “Do you have an official comment?”

    “Orange”

  5. disturbedshifty says: Oct 27, 2012 7:55 AM

    The NFL needs to lossen its sphincter when it comes to stuff like this. I mean the Bears DO have orange in their color scheme. It’s not like Chad Johnson wearing his gold shoes when he was with the Bengals. It shouldn’t matter what color the shoes are so long as it is part of the team’s colors.

  6. jimnaizeeum says: Oct 27, 2012 7:58 AM

    Wear something outside of the work place dress code, get fined $5,000…do it again & get fined $10,000, then let another moron talk you into doing it again.

    May want to rethink your money management stragety Earl.

  7. scottieplongballs says: Oct 27, 2012 7:59 AM

    Fall in line or pay the fine.

  8. tecmobowl34 says: Oct 27, 2012 8:01 AM

    Some ticked off Lions fans still out there, huh? I guess I’d be mad too if my season was effectively over.

  9. tannethrill says: Oct 27, 2012 8:04 AM

    Really, Bennett’s pulling a “he told me to do it”?

    Note to self, don’t do anything Brandon Marshall says to do.

  10. mcoomer146 says: Oct 27, 2012 8:29 AM

    I hate the bears but this goes way to far.

  11. gadzod says: Oct 27, 2012 8:46 AM

    At least October is over and we won’t have to see Pink all over the place.

  12. cmstrick says: Oct 27, 2012 8:53 AM

    Can we get that putrid Pepto-Bismol pink off my television, too?

  13. rogerbrad says: Oct 27, 2012 8:58 AM

    Billy ‘White Shoes’ Johnson with the old Oilers wouldn’t have been happy with the current NFL rule.

  14. mancave001 says: Oct 27, 2012 9:22 AM

    So the Eagles will be fined for green, silver, white or black shoes? Come on, NFL. You just look dumb.

  15. vikes49 says: Oct 27, 2012 9:54 AM

    They call it Uniform for a reason!!!!

  16. fdugrad says: Oct 27, 2012 10:35 AM

    Ten LARGE? No Big Deal. No , it may not be a big deal to a pro in the NFL, now…However, is it any wonder why so many players end up broke? This kind of mindset demonstrates how out of touch with the real world they are, until of course, the real world pays a visit directly after career’s end.

  17. kabasaman says: Oct 27, 2012 10:49 AM

    How can the league be so sanctimonious about uniforms when they can completely through that out the window the whole month of October? PLease….. Lets make some sense.

  18. gcsuk says: Oct 27, 2012 10:57 AM

    gadzod says:
    Oct 27, 2012 8:46 AM
    At least October is over and we won’t have to see Pink all over the place.
    ——————————————————–
    Yeah, who wants to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research? Who cares anyway?

    Does anyone realize that most of the pink items worn are auctioned off and the funds are donated towards breast cancer research? Not to mention the publicity that the NFL generates during the month.

    Grow up. You sound like children.

  19. cidman2001 says: Oct 27, 2012 10:57 AM

    Sadly, the second I saw Marshall with those shoes on, I knew the fine was coming. Sometimes I hate it when I’m right……… Yo Rog, lighten the hell up already!

  20. gcsuk says: Oct 27, 2012 10:59 AM

    cmstrick says:
    Oct 27, 2012 8:53 AM
    Can we get that putrid Pepto-Bismol pink off my television, too?
    ——————————————————–

    Sure, Turn off your television. Or get a black and white tv. Problem solved.

  21. conormacleod says: Oct 27, 2012 10:59 AM

    He’s an absolute moron. He has done this before. He was told not to do it, so naturally, he did it. He is a child that will be one of many that are flat broke 3 years after retirement. You can’t fix stupid.

  22. italionstallion888 says: Oct 27, 2012 11:09 AM

    I like the orange shoes. NFL needs to start making some changes. Listen to the fans.

  23. 2difshoe says: Oct 27, 2012 11:11 AM

    Before you know it, the NFL will be monitoring their undergarment for hash marks and not the one’s on the field and the players will be fined for this too!

    Come on NFL, just let them play….there is more to worry about than the shoes they wear, why not be more concerned with retired players pensions first.

  24. beefbus says: Oct 27, 2012 11:17 AM

    The NFL…The No Fun League.

    It’s our way or the highway!

  25. fortunefavorsthebolden says: Oct 27, 2012 11:35 AM

    wow, so wearing orange shoes is worse than dangerous illegal hits that could seriously hurt someone.

    I think there’s enough evidence out there to show the NFL doesn’t actually actually care about player safety.

  26. decimusprime says: Oct 27, 2012 12:21 PM

    Can anyone list a couple of rules that the fines are less than $10,500? I bet there are worse offenses that cost the player less money.

  27. revroy78 says: Oct 27, 2012 12:24 PM

    First, Bennett isn’t a moron. He went to Vandy and they require incoming student athletes meet the same academic standard as any other student. That’s why they typically stink at football; they can’t take in the mouth breathers that typically play for Alabama.
    As far as the pink thing, we all support cancer research but the Susan Komen/Planned Parenthood controversy shows that these noble institutions often get corrupted by politics and money. Moreover, breast cancer has crowded out funding for other indications that are less effectively treated treated than CaB and in many cases affect more people. How about turn November in colorectal cancer month or heart disease month? Just a thought.

  28. denverscott says: Oct 27, 2012 12:49 PM

    fdugrad says: Oct 27, 2012 10:35 AM

    Ten LARGE? No Big Deal. No , it may not be a big deal to a pro in the NFL, now…However, is it any wonder why so many players end up broke? This kind of mindset demonstrates how out of touch with the real world they are, until of course, the real world pays a visit directly after career’s end.
    —————————————————-

    Nail on the head bro. Get a rookie contract, buy a mansion, Bentley, ten pounds of bling, and hire all your homeys. Then under perform or get injured and Poof! Money all gone. How did that happen?

  29. packmanfan says: Oct 27, 2012 1:00 PM

    gadzod says:
    Oct 27, 2012 8:46 AM
    At least October is over and we won’t have to see Pink all over the place.
    ——————————————————-
    Don’t watch the Packers game.
    I envy you if you don’t.

  30. 19lions57 says: Oct 27, 2012 1:40 PM

    A Marshall, wearing orange shoes wasn’t cool. Smart players follow the rules and dont hand out advice when they dont have their own house in order. A Marshall. Something you should learn, stay off twitter and play football.

  31. gcsuk says: Oct 27, 2012 2:22 PM

    revroy78 says:
    Oct 27, 2012 12:24 PM

    As far as the pink thing, we all support cancer research but the Susan Komen/Planned Parenthood controversy shows that these noble institutions often get corrupted by politics and money. Moreover, breast cancer has crowded out funding for other indications that are less effectively treated treated than CaB and in many cases affect more people. How about turn November in colorectal cancer month or heart disease month? Just a thought.
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    What, you want to give these meatheads ANOTHER color to complain about? My God, they can’t handle the pink!

  32. thetokyosandblaster says: Oct 27, 2012 11:19 PM

    Great… now we need to listen to this baby and fanbase cry about how he’s treated unfairly.

    Just looked at the Bears schedule, and then the Packers schedule.

    The Packers will still win this division by 2 or 3 games.

  33. wgray981 says: Oct 28, 2012 1:47 AM

    I hate the NFL. Although nothing makes me angrier than the fine on Chad Johnson (even though I’m not a fan of his) when he pretended to bribe an official. The NFL is so money-hungry that they will do anything,

  34. rcali says: Oct 28, 2012 2:00 PM

    We need more pink. Pink helmets, pink jock straps, pink grass/turf etc….Why not completely sell out when you’re so lose NFL?

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