NFL fines William Gay, DeAngelo Williams for uniforms publicizing domestic violence, cancer

“There is a long-standing policy for all players regarding uniforms that is league-wide for all 32 teams. The league works with the clubs and players to raise awareness collectively for breast cancer during the month of October.”

The NFL didn’t fine him for dyeing his hair pink or wearing pink toenail polish after Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Earlier this year, Cam Heyward, another Steeler, received a fine for wearing eye black that said “Iron” and “Head” to honor his father, Craig “Ironhead” Heyward, who died of cancer in 2006. But last week Heyward wore eye black that said, “Tackle” and “Cancer.” The league approved this eye black and did not fine Heyward.

Slate called the fines hypocritical and blasted the league for only caring about issues if it can further its brand.

But Gay told Kinkhabwala that he’s glad that his fine increases awareness about domestic violence.

“People now know what purple means. We’re taking steps.”

Will Ferrell plans to play ball in spring training — and play ball and play ball and play ball.

The comedian plans to play every position while making appearances at five Arizona spring training games on Thursday. He will play for all 10 teams involved, HBO and Major League Baseball announced Wednesday.

The Blackhawks’ offense has been solid without Hossa in the mix, scoring nine goals and grabbing three out of a possible four points in the standings despite their overtime loss Wednesday.

The Blackhawks did make a roster tweak earlier this week when they sent Ryan Hartman back to the AHL, and so the team’s third line will have a slightly different make-up for the game. Tanner Kero will remain at center and Marko Dano will play left wing, but Viktor Tikhonov will play on the right side after Hartman was there for the previous three games.

From there, it got worse for the visitors—much worse. At halftime, the Jazz led by 27 points. That difference would jump up to 40 points after three quarters.

The fourth quarter started with Bryant coming out for a short stint on the court, but Lakers coach Byron Scott pulled out his aging superstar almost immediately in order to allow the crowd to acknowledge Bryant’s exit. Bryant got a standing ovation and heard his name chanted loudly and clearly.

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