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Friday, October 18, 2013
Spikes fined again for red shoes

By Mike Reiss

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes was fined by the NFL for wearing red cleats for the second week in a row. This week, the fine is for $10,500.

Last week, Spikes was fined $7,875 for the same violation.

While players have been given the option to wear pink cleats this month as part of the NFL's breast cancer awareness campaign, players are prohibited from wearing any other cleats that don't align with the rest of their teammates/team colors (the Patriots wear blue and white cleats).

Also from last Sunday's game, Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins was fined $15,750 for unnecessary roughness on Patriots receiver Kenbrell Thompkins. Jenkins was penalized on the play for hitting a defenseless player in the head and neck area.