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Bennett to be removed if he wears orange shoes

Posted on: November 20, 2011 1:35 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Earl Bennett's orange shoes have cost him $15,000 already this season -- though the Bears are 2-0 when Bennett rocks the kicks, the NFL's fined him twice this season, once for $5,000 and the second time for $10,000.

According to CBS Sports' Charley Casserly, if Bennett wears the orange shoes on Sunday against San Diego, he'll be fined another $15,000. And he'll be removed from the game until he changes.

"The NFL told me they called the Bears this week and told them this: if Bennett wears the shoes today during the game, he will be fined a minimum of $15,000," Casserly said on The NFL Today. "But more importantly, he will be removed from the game and he will not be allowed to go back into the game until he has the proper footwear on."



Bennett's decision to continue wearing the shoes obviously didn't sit well with the league office -- and it sets a dangerous (well, relatively dangerous) precedent if the league simply continues to fine Bennett. There's a strict uniform policy around the NFL, but if there's no substantial punishment for breaking that policy apart from financial incentivizing, it wouldn't be shocking to see players do what Bennett did over a longer period of time.

The NFL clearly wants to nip that in the bud, and they're doing so by potentially keeping Bennett from playing on Sunday.

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Since: May 29, 2012
Posted on: May 29, 2012 11:56 pm
 

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Since: Apr 28, 2012
Posted on: May 3, 2012 11:27 pm
 

Bennett to be removed if he wears orange shoes

 

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Since: Apr 28, 2012
Posted on: April 28, 2012 7:11 am
 

Bennett to be removed if he wears orange shoes

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Since: Mar 7, 2009
Posted on: November 20, 2011 8:59 pm
 

Bennett to be removed if he wears orange shoes

I like the shoes. Of course the money he spent in fines to prove a point he could have donated to a charity for people without shoes.  Just my two cents.



Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: November 20, 2011 7:40 pm
 

Bennett to be removed if he wears orange shoes

It's the Brian Wilson Rule all over again. Authorities seem to have a problem with people having too much awesome on their feet.



Since: Nov 19, 2008
Posted on: November 20, 2011 4:33 pm
 

Bennett to be removed if he wears orange shoes

All the Bears players should wear these shoes. What would the league do? Remove them from the NFL??? These shoes arw beautiful and I would love the Bears to adopt them. Suits just fine with their uniform anyway.



Since: Apr 7, 2010
Posted on: November 20, 2011 3:59 pm
 

Bennett to be removed if he wears orange shoes

I dont understand what the big deal is with the orange shoes.  They match the uniform and looks a hell of a lot better than these idiots running around with hair hanging half way down their backs like clay matthews or another couple dozen guys with the dirty dread locks covering up their names and half their numbers.  If he has to lose the shoes they should have to cut the hair.  NFL double standard.



Since: Nov 20, 2011
Posted on: November 20, 2011 3:32 pm
 

Bennett to be removed if he wears orange shoes

Same thing i think, take the stinkin shoes off, if he misses just one snap he's a true IDIOT!!



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: November 20, 2011 3:25 pm
 

Bennett to be removed if he wears orange shoes

Anyone sticking up for this clown and/or calling the league no fun league, needs to grow up. when i go into work there is a dress code. the nfl is trying to maintain order.  if they allow these babies that cant control themselves the ability to step over lines then next week we will have neon deon wannabes showing up for games in leopard print shoes with neon purple shirts and green flashing pants.

there is a dress code.  be a man and show up to work properly 



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: November 20, 2011 3:17 pm
 

Bennett to be removed if he wears orange shoes

It looks better than the hideous pink the NFL made everyone wear last month.  But that is the NFL for you.  I believe Bears QB Jim Kramer years ago wore a black armband due to the cancer his son had, and the NFL fined him for that too.  They don't give a shit about cancer awareness or how the players look at all, they just like fining people and collecting money.


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