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Antonio Brown forced to change cleats again

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) is knocked out of bounds by New York Jets middle linebacker David Harris (52) and strong safety Rontez Miles (45) during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Jared Wickerham) AP

Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown complained that his fine for excessive celebration of a Week Four touchdown was equally excessive, but said he didn’t plan to change in the face of repeated fines for his end zone gyrations.

That apparently extends to his choice of cleats that don’t meet the league’s uniform regulations as well. During Sunday’s Steelers-Jets game, Evan Washburn of CBS Sports reported that Brown was told before the game that he had to change his cleats or he would not be allowed to play in the game. Brown was wearing a pair of cleats with Muhammad Ali’s image on them and complied by switching to an approved pair.

Brown was fined in Week One for wearing shoes that were against the code and was told he had to change at halftime during Week Two. He wore shoes with Arnold Palmer’s image last weekend.

Brown has two catches for 11 yards and the Steelers lead 7-6 with just under seven minutes to play in the first half.

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13 Responses to “Antonio Brown forced to change cleats again”
  1. peytonwantsaflag says: Oct 9, 2016 2:04 PM

    What the hell is wrong with this guy?

  2. pittsburgh84 says: Oct 9, 2016 2:15 PM

    I can’t decide which I hate more – the league who thinks shoe colors are important enough to regulate, or the idiot millionaire who refuses to follow a simple rule and is willing to waste a huge chunk of my annual salary.

    Another one of the death by 1,000 papercuts the league’s TV ratings are dealing with. It’s annoying no matter what.

  3. carloswlassiter says: Oct 9, 2016 2:16 PM

    He’s a great player, but I think I speak for everyone in the whole world when I say we don’t want to hear another word about his special commemorative cleats or his twerking.

  4. rcali says: Oct 9, 2016 2:31 PM

    Did he forget his “Hot Pink” cleats at home? Because nothing represents the NFL gridiron like Hot Pink cleats.

  5. Nofoolnodrool says: Oct 9, 2016 2:45 PM

    carloswlassiter | Oct 9, 2016, 2:16 PM EDT
    He’s a great player, but I think I speak for everyone in the whole world when I say we don’t want to hear another word about his special commemorative cleats or his twerking.

    Hey clown you are just speaking for yourself.

  6. polksaladandy says: Oct 9, 2016 3:07 PM

    Would expect nothing more from this piece of typical Stealer garbage.

  7. MichaelEdits says: Oct 9, 2016 3:36 PM

    If they wore those uniforms against the Bucs in throwback orange, we could all die happy.

  8. mediasloppy says: Oct 9, 2016 3:39 PM

    The guy is a stud. He could play in socks and still get it done.

  9. hrpufnstuf says: Oct 9, 2016 4:31 PM

    It only matters because to them the NFL isn’t getting millions from a shoe company for him to wear them.

  10. tremoluxman says: Oct 9, 2016 4:35 PM

    Love them ‘Killer Bees’ uniforms.

  11. witchrunner says: Oct 9, 2016 4:38 PM

    Talk about a world gone loony! Can’t wear a patch to honor slain police officers. Can’t wear cleats to honor great athletes (who’s going to see them?), but, in the interest of personal expression, it’s ok to diss the country and those who defend it by not standing for the national anthem. Looks like the Communist takeover is almost complete.

  12. psl1196 says: Oct 9, 2016 6:05 PM

    The league doesn’t allow free expression unless it involves giving America the middle finger during the national anthem. That’s ok with them but you can’t wear unapproved shoes.

  13. sailbum7 says: Oct 9, 2016 11:18 PM

    How many chances does this idiot get. It has been made abundantly clear to him that he must wear approved cleats. The next time he comes out on the field with a pair of his commemorative cleats on he should be thrown out of the game and have his game check withheld. This idiocy of sending him back to change his cleats has gone far enough – if he can not wear a proper uniform than he should not get to play or be payed as a player.

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