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NFL Players Will Get One-Week Pass on Uniform Policy

The NFL uniform policy is strict and the league isn't afraid to enforce it.

It is well-documented that the NFL fines its players for not following its uniform policy. Running back DeAngelo Williams and receiver Brandon Marshall are among those who have been fined by the NFL for deviating from their uniform policy in favor of charitable organizations.

According to Jonathan Jones of Sports Illustrated, last season, DeAngelo Williams of the Pittsburgh Steelers was fined $5,787 for wearing eye black that contained the breast cancer awareness symbol and the phrase "Find the Cure." Williams's mother passed away from breast cancer in May 2014.

Former Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall was find $10,500 for wearing green cleats to promote mental health awareness.

After negative reaction to the fines Williams received, the NFL is planning to implement a one-week hiatus of its uniform policy. The NFL will allow players to promote a charitable cause of their choice during the weekend of December 4. There are a few regulations though.

Players must have the charity or cause approved by the league prior to the Week 13 deadline, as the league must determine the legitimacy of the organization. The players must then auction off the apparel after use and donate 100 percent of the proceeds to that organization or cause.