These Socks Cost 49ers' Frank Gore a Fine of $10.5K
Because they're too low, apparently
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 24, 2013 4:15 PM CST
FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2013, file photo, San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) gets away from Atlanta Falcons defensive end Jonathan Babineaux (95) for a 5-yard touchdown run during the second...   (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

(Newser) – Frank Gore will pay closer attention to his socks for the Super Bowl. The NFL fined the San Francisco 49ers running back $10,500 yesterday because he wore his socks too low in Sunday's NFC Championship game at Atlanta. "Yeah, I'll be cool. It's all good," he says. "I was wrong. Next time I'll do better." For the record, the socks are supposed to meet the bottom of the uniform's pants, explains the San Francisco Examiner. Gore's style didn't prevent him from running for two TDs in the game.

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Halfhitch
Jan 26, 2013 10:02 AM CST
Really? Tom Brady was fined less for kicking a guy in the nuts.
dudeman
Jan 25, 2013 8:39 PM CST
Seriously. Is this what football has become with Goodell at the helm. What a joke. Personally I've cancelled my DirectTV Football total access because of this dbag.
vjh
Jan 24, 2013 9:25 PM CST
"Do your socks hang low, do they wobble to and fro.. can you tie them in a knot, can you tie them in a bow...."