Bears’ Marshall fined $15K for orange cleats

Updated: December 13, 2013, 5:50 PM ET


By
Jeff Dickerson | ESPNChicago.com


LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The NFL has fined Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall $15,000 for wearing orange cleats during the club’s 45-28 win Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys, the league announced Friday.

Marshall caught six passes for 100 yards in the victory.

The league fined Marshall $10,500 in October after the Pro Bowler wore lime green shoes during a home game against the New York Giants to promote Mental Health Awareness Week.

Marshall announced in advance of the Giants game that he would violate the NFL’s Uniform and Equipment Rules and vowed to match the fine amount with a donation to charity.

He and fellow receiver Earl Bennett were also fined for wearing orange cleats in 2012.

On the season, Marshall leads the Bears with 84 receptions for 1,090 yards and nine touchdowns.

In other news, cornerback Zack Bowman had his $15,750 horse-collar fine rescinded by the league, according to a source. Bowman received the fine after he was flagged for a horse-collar tackle in the Bears’ 23-20 overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 17.

Other fines from Week 14 include:

Denver Broncos linebacker Vonn Miller received the biggest fine of the week, getting docked $25,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Miller popped Fitzpatrick in the helmet with his facemask, resulting in a penalty that led to a touchdown for the Titans in Tennessee’s 51-28 loss.

• Cowboys defensive back Orlando Scandrick was fined $21,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Marshall, who was deemed a defenseless player on the play.

• Dallas defensive end George Selvie as docked $15,750 for roughing the passer against the Bears.

Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd, $15,750 for striking quarterback Mike Glennon below the knee in Sunday’s loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Pittsburgh Steelers center Cody Wallace, $15,000 for unnecessary roughness for hitting Randy Starks of the Miami Dolphins in the groin area.

Information from ESPN.com Steelers reporter Scott Brown and Bills reporter Mike Rodak was used in this report.

Dickerson has been the Bears beat reporter for ESPN Chicago since 2004. He also hosts weeknight radio shows on ESPN 1000.

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