After Tennessee Titans linebacker Avery Williamson’s display of patriotism at Sunday’s season opener, the NFL has seemingly decided not to fine the player, according to ESPN. Williamson simply wanted to show respect on September 11th for those who lost their lives in the tragic terrorist attacks fifteen years ago, but when he heard of the NFL’s plans to fine, he thought it better not to cause a scene. He then began receiving national support, including the support of Titans head coach, Mike Mularkey, who even agreed to pay any fine, so he went through with his initial plan.
The NFL has intentions now of granting players uniform-leniency during week 13 of their season to wear items that promote pre-approved causes, as long as they agree to auction the items and donate the money to a charity.
Williamson had already arranged to auction his cleats to Operation Warrior Wishes, plus offer two VIP tickets, an autographed jersey and attend a meet and greet.
We applaud Avery Williamson for his notable decision and hope that the NFL will choose to follow through with their alleged agreement.