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NFL fines Earl Bennett

Updated: November 9, 2011, 4:08 PM ET
By Jeff Dickerson | ESPNChicago.com

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The NFL fined Chicago Bears wide receiver Earl Bennett $5,000 for wearing orange cleats during the club's 30-24 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night.

The orange cleats are a violation of the NFL's uniform policy.

Bennett told ESPN 1000's "Football Night in Chicago Show" on Tuesday his teammates warned him of the potential fine before he the took the field. "(They told me) you know you're going to get fined, right?" Bennett said. "I said 'yeah, ...

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