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Monday, December 9, 2019

Odell Beckham, Jarvis Landry told by NFL to change shoes at halftime or sit out

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Odell Beckham Jr and Jarvis Landry wore cleats during the first half of Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos that were a violation of the NFL’s uniform policy, and the two receivers were told to change the footwear at halftime. Had they refused, they apparently would not have been permitted to play in the second half.

According to CBS analyst Jay Feely, Beckham and Landry were told by the NFL that they could not play in the second half if they did not change their cleats. Both players obliged.

The NFL allows players to wear custom footwear during the week that is designated the “My Cause My Cleats” movement, which is designed to help players raise money for charities of their choice. Players must otherwise stick to the uniform policy or be subject to fines and/or — in this case — being forced to sit out.

Beckham has chosen to pay fines in the past rather than follow the uniform policy, which is what he did earlier this season with an absurd piece of jewelry he wore during a game. He was also forced to miss a play during a primetime game back in September because of an issue with the visor he was wearing. In Sunday’s instance, there was a lot more at stake than money.



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