NFL fines all Saints wearing red and green tape against Atlanta

NFL fines all Saints wearing red and green tape against Atlanta

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Atlanta Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes (20) tries to break up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem (17) during an NFL football game in New Orleans, Monday, Dec. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

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Posted on December 30, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 30 at 3:39 PM

METAIRIE, La. -- The NFL let several Saints players know that they can wear black and gold and nothing else.

In addition to running back Pierre Thomas, receivers Devery Henderson, Lance Moore, Marques Colston and Robert Meachem were fined $5,000 for wearing red and green tape around their ankles during New Orleans' win over Atlanta Monday night.

Cornerback Tracy Porter was fined the same for the same reason.

For those wearing the red and green tape over their ankles, they were in violation of Section 4, Article 3-F, which says, "

"Stockings must cover the entire area from the shoe to the bottom of the pants, and must meet the pants below the knee. Players are permitted to wear as many layers of stockings and tape on the lower leg as they prefer, provided the exterior is a one-piece stocking that includes solid white from the top of the shoe to the mid-point of the lower leg, and approved team color or colors (non-white) from that point to the top of the stocking. Uniform stockings may not be altered (e.g., over-stretched, cut at the toes, or sewn short) in order to bring the line between solid white and team colors lower or higher than the mid-point of the lower leg. No other stockings and/or opaque tape may be worn over the one-piece, two-color uniform stocking."

Thomas, for wearing the wrist bands, was in violation of Section 4, Article 6-B, which states players can wear "wristbands, provided they are white or black only."

--Bradley Handwerger, WWLTV.com Sports Reporter

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