NFL fines Steelers’ Juju Smith-Schuster, James Conner $5K for silly sock policy

The Steelers have been on fire this season. Coming off wins over a pair of AFC contenders in the Titans and Ravens, Pittsburgh is the NFL’s last remaining undefeated team.

A lot of that success has been thanks to the team’s explosive offense, led by young weapons such as wideout Juju Smith-Schuster and running back James Conner. Smith-Schuster hauled in seven catches for 67 yards, while Conner carried the ball 15 times for 47 yards and a score in Sunday’s win over Baltimore. The two have combined all season to give the Steelers’ one of the league’s most balanced offenses.

That said, maybe they’re a little too flashy for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s taste.

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Smith-Schuster and Conner were both issued fines of $5,000 for a classless violation of the league’s uniform policy. What they did was so disgusting. It’s unthinkable. They … wore their socks too low?

“Specifically, your stockings failed to cover your lower leg,” read a letter from the NFL notifying Smith-Schuster of his fine, which he then posted on his Instagram story.

Thank goodness the league is taking action to prevent this kind of obscenity. Well, at least in some cases.

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