Saints linebacker Demario Davis wore a headband during the first three weeks of the regular season that read "Man of God" across the top. Photos also show him wearing the headband during preseason games as well. But heading into Week 4, Davis said the league fined him for the apparel.
Saints Linebacker Demario Davis says the NFL fined him $7,000 for wearing his "Man of God" headband. pic.twitter.com/z6XXOLrdJD
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) September 28, 2019
In his post, Davis asked, "Should I continue to wear it, or nah?" He received several messages telling him to continue wearing it, but he opted out of wearing it in Week 4. He was fined $7,017 after Week 3 and the minimum fine for a second offense is $14,037.
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According to Davis, his headband fell under the "personal messages" article in the NFL rulebook.
"I don't think a lot of people were aware of the policy that was in place — I wasn't even fully aware of it," Davis told The Times-Picayune. "I just wanted to put it out and just kind of help fans who care about the game understand a more intricate part of the game."
Here's what the NFL rulebook says about personal messages:
Throughout the period on game-day that a player is visible to the stadium and television audience (including in pregame warm-ups, in the[......]