By Sid Saraf, FOXSports.com
Did you know it's Mental Health Week? Bears receiver Brandon Marshall, diagnosed with borderline personality syndrome, wanted to bring awareness to the cause during his team's game against the Giants on Thursday. How? By wearing green cleats. Now, he's aware this is against NFL rules, but he planned to match the expected fine from the league and donateit to charity. OK, sounds good. Sorry, no dice, says the NFL. The league weighed in and said Marshall wouldn't be permitted to take the field with green footwear,
according to CSN Chicago
. The NFL is already going out all to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month by having players wear pink cleats, pink towels, etc.
Update (Wed., 8:30 p.m. ET):
According to ProFootballTalk.com
, Marshall will be allowed to wear the green cleats, he'll just be fined by the league later. How nice of the NFL! The green cleats would just clash, in more ways than one. There really isn't much more to add to this story. Both sides have a good point but a decision had to be made. Marshall just happened to be on the losing end of this one. He still works tirelessly to support mental-health causes and should be applauded for it. I'm sure he'll find another way to raise awareness. Kudos to him.
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