NFL fines Frank Gore $10,500 for wearing low socks
The fine leaves Frank Gore with only $29,500 from his $40,000 pay check for the San Francisco 49ers players’ participation in the NFC Championship Game.
Frank Gore contested he was so absorbed in winning Sunday’s game to take the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl that he really wasn’t that much focused on his socks. But the league takes notice of players’ “failure to conform” to their uniform due to the low socks, and awarded Frank Gore’s sloppiness towards dressing with a hefty fine for such a minor violation.
"When you're playing, you don't think about it," said Frank Gore. "You're trying to win."
It was Frank Gore’s second fine this season, but the seven year veteran learnt from his mistake and hopes not to repeat it again.
"Yeah, I'll be cool,” said Fran Gore. “It's all good. I was wrong. Next time, I'll do better.”
Frank Gore had significant impact on the San Francisco 49ers’ game Thursday rushing 5 and 9 yards for two touchdowns as the team rallied a second half win. It was Frank Gore’s first game with two rushing touchdowns since the final game of the 2009 season.
The San Francisco 49ers will now have a shot at seizing their sixth title on at the Superdome against Baltimore Ravens on Feb. 3.
The 29-year-old Frank Gore holds the franchise record with 8,839 career rushing yards and 51 touchdowns rushing (51), including 258 carries for 1,1215 yards (sixth career plus 1,000-yard season) and eight touchdowns this season.