New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis was fined thousands of dollars for wearing a headband during last Sunday’s game that reads “Man of God.”
The 30-year-old Saints captain, a third-round pick by the New York Jets in the 2012 draft, took to Instagram to tell his followers that he was fined $7,017 by the league for a uniform infraction.
The infraction occurred in the Saints’ 33-27 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sept. 22. Davis wore a gold headband with the phrase “Man of God” in black lettering across the front underneath his helmet.
The headband was visible during moments in which Davis had his helmet off.
Davis and his headband were also featured prominently in a video the Saints posted to YouTube before the Seattle game showing Davis pumping up his teammates during a pre-game huddle.
The league has historically been strict when it comes to policing what players are allowed to wear with their game-day uniforms.
According to the league dress code, players are not allowed to wear bandannas or any unapproved headwear on the field, even if they are worn underneath the helmet.
Additionally, players are barred from wearing or displaying any “personal messages” unless the messages were approved in advance by the league office.
“So, I got fined $7K for my headband. Should I continue to wear it, or nah?” Davis asked his Instagram followers, adding the hashtag “#LetThePeopleDecide.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Samuel Smith