Marshall says he’s fined for shoes

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall says he has been

fined $10,500 by the NFL for wearing green football shoes in the

Oct. 10 game against the New York Giants.

Marshall had said before last Thursday’s game he was wearing the

shoes to attract attention to Mental Health Awareness Week.

Marshall has been treated for a personality disorder in the

past.

Marshall posted the league letter informing him of the fine on

Twitter and wrote: ”Football is my platform not my purpose. This

fine is nothing compared to the conversation started &

awareness raised.”

Marshall said he had planned to match any fine with a donation

to his foundation, which supports mental health awareness. He said

he also plans to auction off the shoes and donate the proceeds to

charity.