Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall will wear green shoes tonight, bucking the tide of the NFL’s Breast Cancer Awareness initiative that bathes stadiums and players in pink each October.
Marshall, who was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder two years ago, plans to wear lime green cleats to support Mental Illness Awareness Week when the Bears play the New York Giants. The shoes, a uniform violation, are expected to precipitate a fine by the league and Marshall has a plan for dealing with that.
“I’m going to get fined and I’m going to match that, and we want to partner with a cancer-care [charity],” Marshall said (via ESPN Chicago). “We’re still working on the details to give, really give back to an organization that is doing work in the mental health area. [Also] the diagnosis of breast cancer can hit families hard. It affects all of us.”