San Francisco 49ers Running Back Frank Gore was fined $10,500 for a socks violation.
Yes, Frank Gore will have to pay more than 10 grand because he wore his socks too low during the NFC Championship game.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the news on Twitter, writing:
“Not made up as much as it sounds like it: 49ers RB Frank Gore fined $10,500 today for wearing his socks too low in NFC Championship Game.
Of course, $10,000 probably isn’t too much money for Gore. After all, the star running back did sign a $21 million extension with the 49ers in 2011. Still, a $10,000 fine for the improper use of socks is a little excessive, especially when you consider the fact that no one would have noticed if the league hadn’t issued a fine.
Did you notice Gore’s socks during the NFC Championship game? Did you say to yourself: “I hope they fine Gore for being disrespectful to the game.”
No, you probably didn’t. And with Gore’s $10,000 fine you probably won’t have to say it, or even think it, when the Super Bowl rolls around in February.
Here’s a picture of Frank Gore’s socks courtesy of Fox Sports.
— FOX SPORTS: NFL (@NFLONFOX) January 23, 2013
Isn’t that so disrespectful? Oh, can’t spot what’s wrong in the picture? NFL rules say that a player’s socks must go all the way up the leg and touch the bottom of the pants.
[Image Via 49ers.com]