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Posted: 10/12/2004 2:37:08 PM EST
Hopefully not a dupe:


Associated Press

DENVER -- Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer wore a sticker on his helmet Sunday honoring former teammate Pat Tillman, even though he expects the NFL to fine him for it.

Tillman, the former Arizona Cardinals safety who walked away from the NFL to join the U.S. Army Rangers and fight in Afghanistan, was killed in action in April.

Plummer was warned of the fine before last week's game and chose to remove the decal.

"That was a decision I made and I was upset" about it, he said.

Asked recently about Plummer's sticker, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league's long-standing policy prohibits personal messages on uniforms or helmets. Violators could face fines of $5,000.

"I'll get fined," Plummer said. "I'll take my fine like a man."

He said he would ask the NFL to give the fine money to the Pat Tillman Foundation, which was set up to honor him after his death.



http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=1899019
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 2:40:42 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 2:40:47 PM EST
I'm not a Broncos' fan, I'm not a Plummer fan, but that's a damn fine thing to do, and having the sand to back it up.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 2:52:04 PM EST
I am pretty sure most sports figures are conservative, and I am glad to see they still have some backbones.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 3:00:01 PM EST
Jake the Snake just rose to a newfound respect in my eyes.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 3:01:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
Fuck! the whole damn team should be wearing them!



EVERY team should be wearing them!
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 3:04:51 PM EST
Somebody gets it..........................thank God there's at least one guy with real balls in the NFL
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 3:08:36 PM EST
If they fine him I am in for a $5.00 donation to cover the fine.
And I am a Raiders fan.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 3:10:14 PM EST
BRAVO!

HELL YEAH!

Link Posted: 10/12/2004 4:08:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By KA3B:
If they fine him I am in for a $5.00 donation to cover the fine.
And I am a Raiders fan.



Good idea!!

I'm in for $5 too, if we can get this going.

...and the Raiders suck.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 4:10:48 PM EST
I agree. Tillman is worthy of the honor. I still remember hearing that He was killed on the news. I was in the lounge at Blackwater. The chow hall was empty and the ranges deserted as everyone stood around the TV in silence.

Respect for the fallen...
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 4:11:48 PM EST
I'm very surprised the NFL doesn't have a sticker on all helmets for the entire season.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 4:13:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By Yankee1911:

Originally Posted By KA3B:
If they fine him I am in for a $5.00 donation to cover the fine.
And I am a Raiders fan.



Good idea!!

I'm in for $5 too, if we can get this going.

...and the Raiders suck.



Good to see you around! Cough up the $20 and see the thread about you in the Team Forum.

We were concerned about you.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 4:13:49 PM EST
Professional sports organization are money whores.

I support none of them. They can all go to hell for all I care.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 4:15:17 PM EST
I heard about him planing on doing this a whiel ago on the radio. Bravo to him!

Burley,

They want to remain "objective" and not allow anyone to deviate for ANY reason.
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