In recent years, the NFL has earned the nickname “No Fun League” for it’s stance on player celebrations among a litany of other subjects. This Sunday however, Roger Goodel is loosening up the rules a bit.
For week 13’s “My cause, My cleats” campaign, NFL players can wear customized cleats highlighting a specific charity, organization, cause, person etc. that they choose. We’ve seen some corporate sponsored cleats and other unique designs already, but Reggie Bush’s tribute to a former USC and NFL player might be the best pair yet.
— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) December 3, 2016
Joe Mcknight (2007-2010) followed Bush in a long line of successful running backs at USC and played in the NFL for four seasons. He passed away just earlier this week in a road-rage incident.
While we send our condolences to Joe Mcknight’s family and hope that he rests in peace and power, it’s a classy move by Bush. Other players may be highlighting great causes, but Reggie is paying homage to a fallen brethren while also putting the spotlight on senseless gun violence.