The NFL doesn’t care why—if the uniform is not in line with the rules, you’re donating money to the league. William Gay’s mother was a victim of domestic violence, and the veteran Steelers cornerback has always done his part to promote awareness of the growing issue.

The NFL has a domestic violence issue of its own, but wasn’t concerned about it when they fined Gay for wearing purple cleats.


Gay’s mother was shot and killed by his stepfather when Gay was seven years old, which makes his personal relationship to the issue a particularly close one.

By Gelnn Erby

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