RB Williams the First to Have the Idea for Pink Cleats

The Rock Hill Herald says that it was actually DeAngelo Williams’ idea for the pink cleats that a lot of player wore last weekend:

Even after it was his idea, Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams had to sit and watch other players steal his thunder last weekend. Williams suggested this offseason that players be allowed to wear pink cleats this season to raise awareness for breast cancer research. It’s a charity that hits close to home, since his mother’s a survivor. He never thought it would reach this point when he mentioned it to Panthers director of community relations

Riley Fields before the start of training camp, but the message found traction, was approved, and a number of players wore pink gloves, wristbands and shoes last week. “Nothing is stronger than wearing pink on the thing that keeps you going in the National Football League, and that’s your cleats,” Williams said. “Because if you don’t have a firm foot in the ground, you’re going to slip. I made a suggestion to the league, well to Riley and Riley took it to the league and they OK’d it. I was shocked because normally when you present stuff like that, it normally doesn’t get past the front door. Not even the front door, the gate of the front yard. So I’m excited about that. So thanks, Riley.”

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