Chicago Bears’ Briggs to honor 9/11 victimsby Christopher C. Wuensch on Sep. 11, 2011, under Bear Down...and Blog, Sports
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Lance Briggs wants a new contract with the Chicago Bears — presumably to pay off any fines the NFL might throw his direction.
The former Arizona Wildcat linebacker, along with Kansas City Chiefs’ running back Jamal Charles, publicly announced this week that they will pay any fines the league doles out for breaching its strict uniform policy. The players plan on wearing commemorative cleats and gloves to honor the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Fortunately, the NFL decided to back down and allow the equipment after Briggs called attention to the league’s policy on pink gloves for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
SAID BRIGGS VIA TWITTER:
“So once the breast cancer game is played, players can wear pink gloves and shoes as much as they like.”
The NFL season will kick off its first weekend of the season on Sunday with a full slate of games and memorials throughout the country.
We found out this week that Gronk Nation can be nomadic. Or as the Gronkowski brothers will likely tell you: omnipresent.
Former Wildcat fullback Chris Gronkowski landed with the Indianapolis Colts this week after being released by the Dallas Cowboys. His brother, University of Maryland product Dan inked a deal with New England, where he’ll join brother Rob in the Patriots’ tight end corps.
Also on the move was ex-Cat Colin Baxter, who signed with the New York Jets after being released by the San Diego Chargers.
A total of 12 former Wildcats will pull on NFL uniforms to start the 2011 season.
Among some ex-Cats to not survive the final cuts included Lionel Dotson (Buffalo Bills), Ricky Elmore (Green Bay Packers) and Nate Ness and Nic Grigsby (Miami Dolphins).
CATS IN THE NFL
Chicago Bears: Lance Briggs
Houston Texans: Earl Mitchell and Brooks Reed
Indianapolis Colts: Chris Gronkowski
Jacksonville Jaguars: Eben Britton and Mike Thomas
Minnesota Vikings: D’Aundre Reed
New England Patriots: Rob Gronkowski
New York Jets: Colin Baxter and Nick Folk
San Diego Chargers: Antoine Cason
- FormerArizona tight end Rob Gronkowski re-Tweeting advice from his younger brother Glenn, a grayshirt wide receiver atKansasState
“it’s crazy how college players can’t make money off the name they built, NCAA mad the Ohio state players made money. #greedy”
- Arizonahoops’ Solomon Hill making an interesting point
“Can’t find my wallet. -_-”
- Hill’s teammate Kyle Fogg perhaps disproving Hill’s point
“Today is 9-10-11”
- Leave it to a punter, in this case former Arizona punter Keenyn Crier, to figure that one out
“Grocery shopping while starving #worstideaever #fatkidcart”
- Arizona women’s golf assistant coach Justin Silverstein
“Waffle house is killing the game right now can you say FATTY”
- Arizona track and field’s Brigetta Barrett
“The heart of a whale weights as much as volkswagen bug @KFoggZona21 #Interstingfacts”
- Arizona hoops’ center Kyryl Natyazhko
“47 days till first tip off !”
- Guard Jordin Mayes counting the days until the basketball season
“Last game if the weekend. Time to go 8-1!”
- Outside hitter Courtney Karst on the Wildcat volleyball team’s dominance at the Evansville Dunn Hospitality Invitational inIndiana
Arizona Athletics has a challenge for Wildcat Nation: help their Facebook page reach 20,000 followers. The Arizona page, afterall, is being blown away by Arizona State’s page, which has already topped 100,000.
Current and former Wildcats are sharing their thoughts on the tragedies of 9/11 on this 10-year anniversary. Follow their thoughts here:
An earthquake rocked the East Coast on Aug. 23…rocked everybody, that is, that wasn’t name Jim Furyk.