NFL 9/11 Tribute Uniforms: How NFL Is Paying Homage to America's Heroes

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NFL 9/11 Tribute Uniforms: How NFL Is Paying Homage to America's Heroes
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It's hard to believe it's been 10 years since the September 11, 2001 tragedies.

Many lives were lost and no one will ever forget the firemen, police officers and other heroes from those tragic days a decade ago.

As the country remembers the terrorist attacks on the first full NFL weekend, players around the league are also paying tribute. Matt Hasselbeck is wearing some really cool red, white and blue kicks with the words "never" and "forget" emblazoned on the back of them.

Many players were willing do this—even though they assumed there would be fines, according to MSNBC:

They have vowed to wear memorial gear and clothing, even though it's a clear violation of NFL policy.

The NFL has always been very strict when it comes to its uniform policy, so when Hasselbeck and several other players announced they were going to wear red, white and blue shoes, most assumed they would be fined.

But Friday afternoon, the NFL announced it will make a rare exception and not dish out fines. Reebok sent Hasselbeck and a handful of other players the special shoes and gloves to mark the 10 years since the 9/11 attacks.

The word is that several players are going to be unveiling gloves, shoes and other accessories to pay their respects, though most of the uniforms will stay standard.

We'll keep you updated on what everyone is wearing in remembrance of such a solemn day in this country's history. 

Here is the side view of Tennessee quarterback Matt Hasselbeck's tribute shoes.

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