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Yeezy cleats draw a fine for DeAndre Hopkins

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 11:  DeAndre Hopkins #10 of the Houston Texans warms up before playing the Chicago Bears at NRG Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Houston, Texas. Hopkins is wearing a special pair of Yeezy cleats by Kanye West.  (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images) Getty Images

Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins signed a deal with Adidas this offseason, which put him under the same corporate umbrella as Kanye West.

That meant Hopkins got to jump the line when it came to getting his hands on a pair of the Yeezy cleats that Adidas produced in a partnership with West. Hopkins wore the cleats during last Sunday’s victory, which likely made the company happier than it made the NFL.

Hopkins said Thursday that he received a fine from the league — $6,076 is the minimum for first violations of the uniform policy —  because the shoes weren’t a solid base color. Hopkins said he won’t be guilty of a second offense unless West wants to step in.

“Only if Kanye wants to pay the fine,” Hopkins said, via the Associated Press.

Adidas might be able to help out as well. The cleats were released to the public on Thursday and the company’s website says they’ve already sold out.

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14 Responses to “Yeezy cleats draw a fine for DeAndre Hopkins”
  1. jimmyjohns01 says: Sep 15, 2016 5:05 PM

    Players should be suspended, not fined for purposely violating uniform rules.

  2. snowdood163 says: Sep 15, 2016 5:08 PM

    Kanye west is an embarrassment to humanity.

  3. patsbrat says: Sep 15, 2016 5:15 PM

    …and the fine gets ADDIDAS way more than $6K of publicity so it is money well spent for them.

    Now how many viewers even noticed while watching the game that the cleats weren’t a solid base color?

  4. chippysbinky says: Sep 15, 2016 5:25 PM

    Is wearing something for profit conduct detrimental?

  5. lanman11 says: Sep 15, 2016 5:27 PM

    Can’t wait for the Texans to show up in Foxboro. Will they bring their lettermen jackets??

  6. mmack66 says: Sep 15, 2016 5:33 PM

    patsbrat says:
    Sep 15, 2016 5:15 PM

    Now how many viewers even noticed while watching the game that the cleats weren’t a solid base color?
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    I’ve never payed the slightest bit of attention to shoes, eye black, or any other method a player has used to advertise their cause.

    The only thing I ever notice is when they have all of that pink crap.

  7. mtrhead269 says: Sep 15, 2016 6:11 PM

    Better be careful Roger will discipline as he pleases . Could suspend you for a equipment violation .

  8. sandman34rt says: Sep 15, 2016 6:29 PM

    I now hate deandre hopkins.

  9. internetcommenter7 says: Sep 15, 2016 6:43 PM

    Score one for boring

  10. brady2gronktd says: Sep 15, 2016 6:47 PM

    They look pretty lame to me but hey…

  11. maiphatdong says: Sep 15, 2016 8:16 PM

    do they come in mens sizes?

  12. qbarrel says: Sep 15, 2016 8:45 PM

    jimmyjohns01 says:
    Sep 15, 2016 5:05 PM
    Players should be suspended, not fined for purposely violating uniform rules.

    ———————-

    equipment violations are an automatic 4 game suspension. The precedent has been set.

  13. brianav036 says: Sep 15, 2016 9:18 PM

    No way that this should have been a fine. Anybody wearing something even remotely associated with Kanye West should be executed by firing squad right i the spot

  14. rcali says: Sep 15, 2016 9:59 PM

    Didn’t West bum rush a 17 year old girl on stage at a music awards show? Classy dude.

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