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Briggs to wear patriotic gear on 911, won't be fined

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Briggs to wear patriotic gear on 911, won't be fined

Friday, Sept. 9, 2011
Posted: 10:15 a.m. Updated: 3:47 p.m.

CSNChicago.com

Bears linebacker Lance Briggs is planning on wearing red, white and blue cleats and gloves to honor the 10th anniversary of 911 on Sunday. The only problem with that is the NFL's strict uniform rules prohibit players from wearing colors other than that of the team's.

Briggs tweeted on Thursday that he expects to be fined for wearing the patriotic gear in the team's season opener against the Falcons.

For the anniversary of 911 game why is it if I wear shoes and gloves that are the colors of our nations flag..I will be fined by the league, Briggs wrote. Shaking my head . . . looks like Im getting fined this week.

He doesn't seem worried about violating the rules as he tweeted it will be, "by far the best fine I will ever have to pay."

Briggs also pointed out that NFL players can wear pink shoes and gloves in conjunction with the league's breast cancer awareness campaign.

Update: The NFL announced that it will not fine players for wearing patriotic cleats and gloves during Week 1 games.

Under Center Podcast: What should we expect from Mitch Trubisky vs. New Orleans?

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USA Today

Under Center Podcast: What should we expect from Mitch Trubisky vs. New Orleans?

JJ Stankevitz, Cam Ellis and John "Moon" Mullin look at the likelihood Mitch Trubisky returns on Sunday against the Saints, and what the Bears should expect from him when he comes back (02:00). Plus, JJ is concerned about how the Bears can attack standout Saints CB Marshon Lattimore (09:00) while Moon and Cam dive into what positions need to be better to help Mitch out (11:00).

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