Texans Wide Receiver DeAndre Hopkins Fined $6,000 For Wearing Yeezy 350 Cleats During Game
Prior to the start of the 2016-17 NFL season, adidas mailed Yeezy cleats out to a bunch of NFL players, and those players were more than happy to show them off on their various social media accounts. From Von Miller to Adrian Peterson, it felt like just about every single superstar in the league got a pair of Yeezy cleats. It was all done to help promote the cleats, which were released to the public this week by adidas. But most of the NFL players who received the cleats didn’t actually wear them on the field during their games. Reason being, the Yeezys weren’t originally designed to be football cleats, so some players likely felt uncomfortable wearing them for games. Plus, they’re going to be collector’s items one day, so why ruin them by scuffing them up during a game?
One NFL player did decide to wear his Yeezy cleats, though. That player was Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who wore his cleats and became the first NFL player to score a touchdown in them. So it looked like it wouldn’t be the last time he would wear the cleats.
However, the NFL apparently isn’t on board with the idea of players wearing the cleats. Because on Thursday, the league sent Hopkins a letter and told him that he was being fined $6,000 for sporting the Yeezys. It seems they don’t follow the dress code that has been put in place for players, so the NFL is going to force players to pay up if they want to wear their Yeezys.
For his part, Hopkins has already gone on the record and said that he will not be wearing the Yeezy cleats during a game again. He makes enough money to pay the fines that would come along with it, but why spend tens of thousands of dollars to wear cleats? But he did mention that he would be open to wearing them more in the future if Kanye West is willing to foot the bill for them. So what do you say ‘Ye? You up for it?
Stay tuned to to see if other NFL players wear their Yeezy cleats in the coming weeks.