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NFL Star Brandon Marshall

I'm Selling My

Illegal Green Shoes

10/11/2013 12:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chicago Bears
wide receiver Brandon Marshall is taking it one step further with his infamous green shoes -- after disobeying the NFL's direct orders NOT to wear them on the field last night -- TMZ has learned, he's auctioning them off ... for charity.

Brandon announced he'd be wearing the green shoes during last night's game against the Giants -- in honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week -- but the NFL said he'd be fined if he did ... because the shoes violate the League's uniform policy. (The only exception is the pink shoes players are currently wearing to support breast cancer awareness.)

As you can see, Brandon (who was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder in 2011) followed through with his promise ... and said he'd match the NFL's fine with a donation to a breast cancer charity. But he's not stopping there.

We've learned Brandon has now decided to auction off the green cleats, and donate the proceeds to his own foundation, dedicated to helping people cope with mental illnesses like his own. The auction is currently at $2,000.

FYI, if you're wondering how much Marshall could get fined by the NFL -- it could easily exceed $10,000.

Marshall was already fined $10,500 last year for wearing orange cleats -- not for any particular cause -- but since last night's stunt would be a repeat offense, the fine could be larger. It's expected to be handed down next week.

If you want to bid ... hit up buybrandonsshoes.com. Disclaimer: they will probably stink.

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Mental illness is real and deserves the same attention as breast cancer gets. It's silly that pink cleats are allowed for breast cancer awareness but not green ones to support mental illness awareness.

377 days ago


Why didn't he just donate the fine of $10K to a real mental illness non profit and keep his nasty shoes? And I don't mean to his little home grown homie run foundation that egotistically bears his own name.

377 days ago


I have no idea who this person is, but he is wonderful for talking openly about mental health & raising funds for those grappling with it.

377 days ago


NFL players beat there wife's league does nothing DWI's league does nothing caught with illegal guns league does nothing dude wears different colored cleats 10,000 fine these people suck at life

377 days ago


Good for him

377 days ago


High-end criminal defense lawyers get their dead-to-rights clients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder all the time in order to get more favorable plea deals in domestic violence cases.

Also, the image of a bunch of rapists and batterers running around in pink shoes to support women is just too funny.

377 days ago


NFL--No Fun League. Roger Goodell has that stick shoved so far up his ass, he can't see how making an exception for these green shoes could have been a wonderful NFL moment. It's the rules, no exception, no matter what.

377 days ago


in honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week

377 days ago


I would be willing to bet mental illness is more prevalent than breast cancer overall. Not that breast cancer isn't worth donating to, or any cancer for that matter, but mental illness affects a HUGE part of the population. Unfortunately, there is a stigma against it that prevents many from taking it seriously, and many who suffer are ashamed to admit it.

377 days ago


These are quite possibly the ugliest shoes I have ever seen. While I understand and totally agree with the cause, could they not have picked something nicer to give away for your donation? Whoever would these butt ugly shoes that are no doubt stinky as well?

377 days ago


NFL should back offa' this one...such a noble thing to do for a good cause...

377 days ago


I wish the NFL would let the players show more of their personalities without fining them for every little thing. It seemed like it took forever for the NFL to take concussions and other player injuries seriously and take action to minimize there effects. But if a player wears a certain color, or headband or makes a funny sign, they get fined thousand of dollars. Corporations ruined music and professional sports.

377 days ago


Good for him. Glad to see someone giving back.

377 days ago


Hey Meme, October in the NFL is breast cancer awareness month. Nice of you to try and sell "crazy & selfish" awareness. Nice job. We're aware.

It is what you would expect from a convicted woman beater.

377 days ago


Not that I am saying breast cancer isn't a worthy cause to bring awareness to, but so is mental health.

I don't see why you can legally support one cause in the NFL and not the other. Talk about insensitive.

377 days ago
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