Commentary: Agree or not, NFL’s anthem policy is inconsistent with rest of league’s rules
We start with the story of Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams, who planned on wearing pink all last season in memory of his mother who died of breast cancer and to raise awareness for the cause. But the NFL - which devotes an entire month to promoting the cause - said no. And then there's the story of receiver Brandon Marshall, who wore green shoes to honor National Mental Health Awareness Month in 2013 - and was fined by the league. And former safety Ryan Clark, who wrote "#21" on his eye black to honor the memory of Sean Taylor - and also was fined. And (guess who?) Colin Kaepernick, who wore pink headphones to honor breast cancer awareness, but was fined because the headphones weren't made by the league's official sponsor.