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Here’s How Many Times NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Fined Players for Supporting Causes That Help People

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Until the “flag represents all Americans equally,” Colin Kaepernick and 17 other players in the NFL have said that they’ll continue to protest during the national anthem before games.

It’s an action NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell views as “progress.”

  • DeAngelo Williams, a running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers, wore eye blacks with pink ribbons printed on them after his mother passed away from breast cancer. He was fined $5,757 by the NFL.
  • William Gay, a cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, wore purple cleats and was fined $5,787. The game was played during October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Gay’s mother was killed in an act of domestic violence.
  • Brandon Marshall was fined $10,500 for wearing lime green cleats. According to the Chicago Tribune, lime green is the color of mental health awareness

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