NFL Denies DeAngelo Williams’ Request To Wear Pink All Season In Honor Of Mother

Apparently wearing pink is only allowed in the NFL during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Most are familiar with the time of year where manly, grizzly 300 pound men who are looking to knock another man’s head off wear bright pink in support of raising awareness to the masses of tens of millions who watch on a weekly basis.

Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams who’s mother lost her battle with the disease wanted to make a little exception to that notion, wearing a touch of pink all year long in her honor, but the NFL said no, per ESPN’s Field Yates.

Williams lost his mother to breast cancer in 2014 while he was with the Carolina Panthers.

Screen Shot 2015-10-12 at 11.11.42 PM Screen Shot 2015-10-12 at 11.11.37 PM The running back did get a tad creative with a way to get around the NFL’s strict uniform policy.  Screen Shot 2015-10-12 at 11.26.23 PM

The NFL does have a very strict uniform policy, that includes guidelines that span from the majority color of the cleats to which kind of team hat are allowed to be worn on the sideline.

Many may remember Brandon Marshall’s commendable stunt last season as a member of the Bears, where he wore bright green cleats to bring awareness to mental illness, which he was a victim of. Marshall matches the money he was fined in donation to charitable causes for the disease.

Other instances we’ve seen relatively recently was the league fining Reggie Wayne in 2012 for wearing orange gloves against the Packers in honor of Colt’s head coach Chuck Pagano’s lukemia treatment. The NFL also fined Peyton Manning of all people for wearing black shoes after Unitas died too.

Clearly the NFL isn’t biased towards certain players trying to wear “illegal” uniform items but the denial to special acts of gestures that are greater than the game of football they’re playing that day seems shameful.


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  2. I find that awful that the NFL would be that strict on the color pink being worn. Of course they like since they participate in the awareness this month they have done they’re part. For deangelo it’s not enough. This hits close to home for him and I understand. From a child that has lost her mother I know exactly what he’s going through. Ugh the NFL should be ashamed.

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