NFL won’t allow DeAngelo Williams to wear pink all year to honor late mother
The National Football League continues to find new and creative ways to get it wrong.
With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the NFL allows for its player to wear pink accessories (cleats, wristbands, etc.) in order to raise public consciousness about the disease. Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams, who lost his mother to breast cancer in May 2014, petitioned the NFL to make an exception and allow him to wear pink all year instead, not just during October, to honor her. Williams’ request was promptly denied, per ESPN’s Field Yates.
Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams wanted to wear pink all season to honor his mother who lost her battle with breast cancer. The NFL said no.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 13, 2015
Is anyone really surprised? Refusing to allow Williams’ request proves that the league’s October campaign is all for show. Disguise it under a thinly-veiled cover of uniform code violation if they must, but now it’s painstakingly obvious that the NFL doesn’t want Williams wearing pink once they can no longer benefit from it.
Williams, who also lost four aunts to the disease, has found ways around the league’s Draconian tendencies however, having had his hair dyed pink since the start of last season as a tribute.
— DeAngelo Williams (@DeAngeloRB) September 7, 2014
Roger Goodell stays taking L’s.