Adam Schefter of ESPN reported via Twitter that Frank Gore was fined $10,500 for socks. Yes, that’s right, he was fined for wearing his socks too low.
I have no problem with this. I’ve been in several NFL locker rooms in my careers and they make it very plain with pictorial examples of how they want players to look in their uniforms.
Each NFL stadium also has their own “uniform police” who check each player’s uniform and gives them warnings when they aren’t compliant.
That said, the NFL’s rules on uniform conformity are way too strict and downright fascist.
However, these are the rules and Gore knew them so he earned that fine. Hopefully it was worth it to him.