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.