Sock it to me: Lions' Louis Delmas fined for wrong footwear
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Sep 20, 2013
Delmas said no one told him there was anything wrong with his sock choice before or during the game. He knows now. Delmas said the money was taken out of his paycheck and that in the NFL, if you’re fined for a sock violation you find out, “when you get the damn check.” Unfortunately for Lions safety Louis Delmas, he wasn’t. Delmas missed practiced Friday, but because he practiced Thursday, he's likely to start for the Lions Sunday in Washington. Breaking the uniform code led the NFL to take the $5,000 directly out of Delmas' check. Bears receiver Earl Bennett received a $10,500 fine last year for wearing orange cleats in Chicago's win over the Lions at Soldier Field. Among the many important issues the NFL monitors each Sunday is whether players are wearing the correct color socks.