NFL lets players show off creativity, cleats, causes

3:05 a.m. EST December 2, 2016

DENVER (AP) — Players wearing calico cleats during NFL games this weekend won’t have to worry about the league’s fashion police flagging them for fines over their choice of footwear.

More than 500 players will lace up customized cleats reflecting their charitable causes during Week 13 as part of the league’s “My Cleats, My Cause” campaign. Afterward, the stylish shoes will be auctioned to raise money for those charities.

“One of the great NFL traditions is how our players passionately support important causes in their communities and around the globe every year,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “They are incredibly creative by nature so we are not surprised how…

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