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

(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.

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 half of their NFL football NFC championship game in Atlanta. Gore was fined $10,500...
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)
That's Frank Gore scoring a touchdown, with socks lower than the other players.
That's Frank Gore scoring a touchdown, with socks lower than the other players.   (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
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