You might have heard that Marshawn Lynch had planned on to wear gold Nike cleats in today’s NFC championship game. According to TMZ, Lynch’s baller spikes were values at over $1,000. Here’s a pic, courtesy of CBS Sports:
Well, the NFL also heard about Lynch’s plan. And not surprisingly, Goodell and his crew of no-fun henchman reportedly threatened to eject Lynch from the game if he decided to go ahead and wear them. Jay Glazer reported the situation on the Fox pre game show.
Unreal story from @JayGlazer just now: NFL threatening to eject Marshawn Lynch if he wears gold cleats. Team still unsure if he’ll comply.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 18, 2015
Lynch ended up walking out for warmups in normal cleats. Ejection avoided.
Marshawn’s out of the tunnel. Green cleats.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 18, 2015
What a shame though. N-F-L really does stand for No Fun League. Good luck today in your boring neon green cleats, Marshawn.