Two Pittsburgh Steelers players who honored their mothers by wearing memorial accessories received fines for uniform violations from the NFL Wednesday.
Safety William Gay has been fined $5,787 for wearing purple cleats in Week 7 in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Gay’s mother was killed in an act of domestic violence.
Running back DeAngelo Williams received a first-offense uniform violation of $5,787 for wearing "Find the Cure" in his eye black in honor of breast cancer awareness.
Williams had asked the league if he could wear pink for the entire season to honor his mother, Sandra Hill, who died of breast cancer last year. The NFL declined his request citing a league-wide, long-standing policy regarding players' uniforms.