Washington, DC, United States (4E Sports) – The NFL has fined Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III $10,000 for wearing unauthorized apparel during pregame warm-ups before Monday night’s preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FedEx Field.
The second-year quarterback was seen wearing an “Operation Patience” shirt while warming up before Monday night’s game against the Steelers.
“Operation Patience” is the term that the young quarterback has coined and taken on during his comeback from knee surgery back in January.
However, the NFL authorizes players to wear certain apparel during game days “when they are visible to the stadium and television audiences.”
This marked the second time that Griffin has been hit with such a punishment. The league, which only authorizes Nike apparel, hit him with another $10,000 fine for wearing Adidas apparel to a postgame press conference last December.
Griffin has not played in the preseason but he has been practicing with the first team in preparation for his expected start in Game 1 of the regular season against the Philadelphia Eagles.