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Bears WR Bennett fined for orange shoes

Chicago Bears wide receiver Earl Bennett (80)
CAPTION: Nov 07, 2011; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Earl Bennett (80)...
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LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP)

Chicago Bears wide receiver Earl Bennett has drawn a $5,000 fine from the NFL for wearing bright orange shoes in Monday night's 30-24 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Bennett, who was playing for the first time since Week 2 following a chest injury, said he probably won't wear the shoes against the Detroit Lions on Sunday at Soldier Field.

''They say they will double the fine, so, it would be 10 grand,'' Bennett said. ''And I don't think my wife would like that.''

Bennett was asked if he got an explanation for what was wrong with the cleats.

''They were too orange, I guess,'' he said.

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