The 49ers’ Tarell Brown had better learn to separate his whites from his colors. And he really needs to learn about keeping his private information to himself.
The San Francisco cornerback got a note from the NFL this week saying the he has a $5,250 fine for wearing a shirt underneath his shoulder pads that didn’t meet NFL specifications, NBC Sports reported.
Tarell Brown’s undershirt was red. The only color the NFL has authorized is white.
Brown then decided to tweet the letter that the league sent him explaining the fine:
“Dear Tarell: During the Detroit Lions-San Francisco 49ers game on September 16, 2012, you were in violation of the NFL Uniform and Equipment Rules. Specifically, you wore red undergarment sleeves. Your team designated undergarment color is white.”
But this is where the story gets even weirder, Deadspin noted. When he tweeted the letter, the 49ers Tarell Brown also gave all of his followers the information needed to sign into the NFL’s secure website, information meant only for Brown.
Deadspin reporter Tom Ley used the information to sign into the site, learning that former 49er Merton Hanks would be hearing Brown’s case.
Though he may be the only one to accidentally send out the secret password to his league’s secure website, the 49ers’ Tarell Brown isn’t the only one to get in trouble for a wardrobe choice. The Toronto Blue Jays’ Yunel Escobar was suspended for three games without pay today for writing a gay slur in his eyeblack during an MLB game earlier this week.