Robert Griffin III Fined $10K For ‘Operation Patience’ Shirt

Robert Griffin III Fined $10K For 'Operation Patience' ShirtWashington Redskins star quarterback Robert Griffin III hasn’t been able to take a single snap yet this season, but he has already reportedly earned himself a $10,000 fine.

‘Apparel violation’

The NFL has not officially fined the second-year quarterback, but the Washington Post‘s Mark Maske reports he will be punished for an “apparel violation”: As Maske notes, players are only authorized to wear certain apparel during game days when “they are visible to the stadium and television audiences.”

It’s still unclear as to how RGIII exactly broke the rule, but he was spotted wearing an “Operation Patience” shirt while warming up before Monday night’s game with the Pittsburgh Steelers“Operation Patience” is the term that the young quarterback has coined and taken on during his comeback from knee surgery back in January.

‘Not trademarked’

This will mark the second time he has been hit with the exact same punishment, as the league, which only authorizes Nike apparel, hit him with another $10,000 fine for wearing Adidas apparel to a postgame press conference last December.

According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the “Operation Patience” shirt is not trademarked by Adidas, the company that endorses Griffin.

Do you think NFL will catch RGIII again with another apparel violation? By the way, what do you think of his “Operation Patience” shirt? Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions with us via the comment box below!

Source: Tim Keeney | Bleacher Report

Image: Sports Illustrated

LeBron James Unveils New Uniforms For HS Alma Mater

LeBron James Unveils New Uniforms For HS Alma MaterLeBron James’ former high school football team is a pretty safe bet to be looking sharper than most of their opponents on the gridiron this season.  That’s because the current NBA superstar—along with Nike—is hooking up his alma mater St. Vincent-St. Mary with some new football uniforms.

‘Sleek touch’

On Saturday, he gave us a look via his Instagram account: The all-black unis are super sleek, while the matte helmets and visor add a sleek touch. Can you imagine still being in high school and walking out to the field, only to see your opposition dressed in these uniforms?

That’s the epitome of intimidation, and it should only help make the defending state champions from Akron, Ohio that much more difficult to beat in 2013.


Apparently there are a few perks of going to the same high school as LeBron. His charity doesn’t stop there, either.  According to the Associated Press, via the Washington Post, James isn’t just supplying the football team with new uniforms—he is outfitting every fall sports team.

Do you like the new unis that St. Vincent-St. Mary’s new football unis? And what can you say about LeBron James’ generosity for his alma mater?

Source: Tim Keeney | Bleacher Report

Image: Diehard Sport