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Matthew Stafford fined for wearing blue shoes

Matthew Stafford


The NFL’s uniform police have come down hard on Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford for having the temerity to wear blue shoes.

Stafford was fined $5,787 for wearing blue shoes on Monday night against the Seahawks, Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News reports.

Although other Lions wore black and white shoes (with some pink thrown in for the NFL’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign), Stafford decided to wear all blue. But he says he doesn’t see what the problem was: Stafford said he wore the shoes in the preseason, but this was the first time he ever heard anything about the shoes running afoul of the league’s rules.

Stafford plans to appeal the fine. He says he’s already packed the blue shoes in his game bag for Sunday against the Cardinals.