Antonio Brown was forced to change his cleats on Sunday after the NFL threatened to disqualify him from the game, according to CBS sideline reporter Evan Washburn.
Brown wore black and yellow cleats honoring Muhammad Ali but changed to a solid black pair during the first quarter.
Brown has worn a different pair of custom cleats for each game this season. A pair of blue cleats he wore in Week 1 earned him a fine from the NFL because they did not match his team’s color scheme. He was not fined for wearing a black and yellow pair in honor of Arnold Palmer last week. Yet the black and yellow Ali cleats were deemed unacceptable.
Brown has also been disciplined this season for touchdown celebrations the league deemed inappropriate.