But instead of applauding players who are trying to support causes personal to them, the league is FINING them!
Cornerback William Gay received a first-offense uniform violation of $5,787 on Wednesday for wearing purple cleats — purple to show support for domestic violence awareness.
The Pittsburgh Steelers player's mother was shot and killed by his stepfather when he was 7 years old.
Growing up, he has been an avid supporter of the cause — which uses purple as its official color — and was even featured in a recent public service announcement.
The player even shared a photo of his purple cleats on his Instagram: