[new_royalslider id=”375″] You may not be a huge fan of San Francisco’s wide receiver Michael Crabtree if you had him on your Fantasy Football team on Sunday but you have to respect the man. Like Earl Thomas from the Seattle Seahawks, he began the season wearing the Air Jordan 6. The cleats were customized by @reconbeatlab. You’d expect the kicks to sport a San Francisco 49er gold and red but instead he opted to rock a Dallas Cowboys color way with a navy blue upper. There’s a reason he chose to wear the opponent’s color way and it’s not because he’s a fan but for charity.
Crabtree good intentions begin with the his intent to auction off the cleats for his Crab 5 Foundation. The Foundation helps inner city kids in his own hometown: Oak Cliff Neighborhood in Dallas. The NFL has pretty strict rules on visible brands and colors, especially those that don’t match the team. For Crabtree, this means he will face a $10,500 fine. Reconbeatlab is known for designing cleats for NFL and MLB athletes. This list includes: Garrett Richards, Jay Bruce, and Robinson Cano to name a few big leaguers.
#49ers Michael Crabtree was fined $5,512 for sporting blue cleats in Week 1.
— Eric Branch (@Eric_Branch) September 12, 2014