Packers LB Matthews fined $5K

A.J. Hawk wasn’t the only linebacker fined by the NFL in the Packers game against the Rams.

Linebacker Clay Matthews said in an interview with teammate Josh Sitton for the cable television show Rome is Burning that he had been fined $5,000 for wearing the wrong colored shoes Sunday according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The Packers wore their 1929 throwback jerseys that feature navy blue tops, brown helmets and tan pants. The shoes that come with the gear are dark brown.

Some players wore white shoes, but used black tape over them so that they were dark and didn’t stand out.

Matthews, however, wore bright yellow shoes, which the NFL deemed as inappropriate and a violation of the league’s dress code.


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