Two police union honchos are so outraged the NFL threatened to sack a Titans linebacker for wearing a patriotic pair of cleats honoring those who died on 9/11, they promised to pay his fine if he wears them in Sunday’s game anyway, The Post has learned.
Avery Williamson, a starting linebacker for the Tennessee team, hoped to wear a pair of specially-designed cleats at his team’s home opener Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, but he backed off when a league rep vowed to fine him for violating the league’s uniform code.
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Both union leaders say they’re urging Williamson to reconsider and wear the cleats 锟紺 and the two unions will pay his fine.
Kamalei Correa Game Jersey Paul and I said, ‘Let’s split his fine.’ If he [Williamson] agrees to wear these cleats, we’ll pay whatever fine he gets, Colligan said.
We want him to wear the cleats and we’ll pay the fine. He [Williamson] was absolutely doing a great thing and the NFL is threatening with a fine? When is Godell going to recognize what his fan base is?
Here’s a player honoring those who died on 9/11 with a pair of cleats that he had made up himself Womens Xavier Grimble Jersey 锟斤拷 it’s not like he’s kneeling during the national anthem or anything, Colligan said, a reference to the controversial decision by San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick not to stand during the national anthem.
Those are the words of former Detroit Lions quarterback Erik Kramer, describing his suicide attempt last year to the Detroit Free Press, and that he’s around to deliver them shows this is a different kind of harrowing NFL tale 锟斤拷 it still has time for a happy ending.
I think it was the fall from grace [that first brought on the depression], added Kramer, who flopped as a free agent with the Chicago Bears after leading the Lions to the NFC Championship game following the 1991 season. Coming in as the starter and the free agent and then getting hurt, feeling better after a few weeks, like I could play, but then not getting an opportunity to. And I think that all played a part in it.
Now, facing a middle age he meticulously planned not to have, Kramer said his suicidal thoughts have subsided.