Martellus Bennett: “I feel like the NFL is supposed to protect the players, not fine us for shoe color”

martellus-bennett-nfl-detroit-lions-chicago-bears-850x560Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett got some unpleasant news earlier this week. The NFL announced that Bennett would be fined due to his shoes being too dark last Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. Bennett was not happy with the NFL’s decision and questions what is their motive. Bennett says the shoes that he wore last Sunday feels the best to him and doesn’t believe he should be fined for that.

“They get mad because my cleats are too black, but they’re perfect for my feet,” he said Wednesday after practice at Halas Hall. “I feel like they’re supposed to protect the players. I have a certain shoe that feels the best for my foot. I’ve had foot problems over the last two years.

“They fine me because they’re too black, and they don’t make them in white.”

Bennett has every right to be upset about getting fined, but he should’ve known by now that the NFL could care less about he protecting himself from foot injuries.

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