Once Again, Roger Goodell's NFL Is Completely Missing The Point
Clark was penalized for "radically modifying his uniform" in his tribute to his former Redskins teammate. What was his "radical modification"? He put the number 21 on his eye black patches.
Clark wears #21 in practices as a tribute to his late friend, and has already petitioned the league to change his number for games as well, which was denied.
This is a classy, tasteful and pretty subtle tribute to a former NFL Pro Bowler by someone who was a friend and teammate, and it seems like the NFL is doing everything they can to stop him. There is nothing right about that at all.
Good luck to Ryan Clark, as he struggles to return to the field after a dislocated shoulder. Good luck to him also in his quest to honor his friend. The NFL is dead wrong on this one, and hopefully they realize it sooner, rather than later.
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