Posted January 24, 2013

Frank Gore fined $10.5K for socks violation in NFC championship game

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Frank Gore was fined $10.5K for wearing his socks too low against the Falcons. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Frank Gore was fined $10.5K for wearing his socks too low against the Falcons. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

San Francisco running back Frank Gore will remember to wear his socks in a fashion acceptable to the NFL when the 49ers play the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl.

The league thought his socks were too low in the NFC Championship game against the Atlanta Falcons and subsequently fined him $10,500 for the uniform violation, as reported by The Associated Press.

Gore, 29, will not appeal the fine, admitting he was wrong and promised he won’t do it again. He said he was focused on winning the game and didn’t give him uniform the proper attention it deserved:

“Yeah, I’ll be cool. It’s all good. I was wrong. Next time I’ll do better. [W]hen you’re playing, you don’t think about it. You’re trying to win.”

Gore ran for two touchdowns in the 28-24 come-from-behind victory over the Falcons. The game also marked his sixth 1,000 yard season, the most in 49ers franchise history and second among active players behind Steven Jackson of the St. Louis Rams.

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5 comments
SemiWarpedJ
SemiWarpedJ

Just one more reason to dislike the 49ers....GO HAWKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

schillman
schillman

Really?! So much for any confidence in the league's judgment! If you are Tom Brady and kick with your cleats, simple battery gets you a $10k fine, be anyone else and let your socks sag.... Just amazing!

Frank9
Frank9

And in the alternate universe that normal people live in, nobody cares about how I wear my socks. And if I was fined $10,500 it would piss me off.

JollyRoger
JollyRoger

Fortunately, Tom Brady was wearing the politically correct socks and was fined only $10K for his apparent attempt to kick an opposing team player in the groin.

 

I am relieved to see the NFL has its priorities in the right order.