The NFL has fined DeAndre Hopkins $6,000 for wearing his adidas Yeezy Boost 350 cleats last Sunday during the Houston Texans’ season opener. These are the cleats.
The NFL’s reasoning was that the cleats didn’t have a solid base color, and that constituted a fine for Hopkins. This fine comes on the same weekend that the NFL decided not to fine six players who chose to wear cleats honoring 9/11, including Odell Beckham Jr.
Even for an NFL star, $6,000 is a sizable fine, and Hopkins admitted he wouldn’t wear the cleats again unless "Kanye wanted to pay the fine." While Mr. West doesn’t seem to be ready to do that, adidas might pick up the bill so that Hopkins can keep wearing the Kanye creations.
I'm hearing from multiple people that adidas is putting a plan in place to cover NFL's fines and have players continue to wear Yeezy cleats.— Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) September 15, 2016
This is all coming from the league that wouldn’t let Antonio Brown twerk without a fine, along with a long list of not allowing fun, so is anyone surprised?