It was a noble cause, but Brandon Marshall is still going to have to pay the piper.
The NFL is expected to fine Marshall $5,250 for wearing green cleats during the Bears’ 27-21 win against the New York Giants on Thursday night, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Marshall, who was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder in 2011, wore the cleats to support mental health awareness. Mental Health Awareness week was this week, and Marshall wanted to do something to help. He had nine catches for 87 yards and two touchdowns while wearing the shoes in the win, which more than helped his cause.
Marshall knew that he was going to be fined for wearing the cleats ahead of time, and he even pledged to match the amount of his fine in a donation to charity. He is also auctioning off the green cleats online. He plans to donate the proceeds from that to charity as well.