UPDATE: It appears as though the NFL may have changed its mind, according to a couple of reports tonight:
#Browns and #Titans will now be permitted to wear the #mycausemycleats, league spokesman tells https://t.co/o11vJSOExu. They were on a bye— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) December 5, 2016
You may have noticed players all across the NFL wearing customized cleats in Week 13, which is typically against the league’s uniform policy. However, in partnership with The Players’ Tribune, players were allowed to wear them as part of the “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign that aimed to raise money for causes — the custom cleats were to be auctioned off by the NFL, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the cause the cleats were designed to support.
Unfortunately, because the Cleveland Browns and Tennessee Titans were on the bye, they were not able to take part in the campaign. According to Pro Football Talk, neither teams’ players will be allowed to wear their customized cleats this season, although they will still be auctioned off for their cause.
Some players on the Titans have already said that they will wear the cleats anyway. Browns WR Terrelle Pryor said he wishes he could wear his to support cancer, but will not to avoid being fined:
Since my gram passed away from cancer I'd support that cause. I wish I could still do it. https://t.co/fSsyGlsHuk— Terrelle Pryor SR (@TerrellePryor) December 4, 2016