The San Francisco 49ers were able to pull off a thrilling come-from-behind victory over the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday in order to advance to the Super Bowl. Colin Kaepernick and company will face-off a highly motivated and driven Baltimore Ravens squad that will likely be ready to take the resurgent 49ers the distance in New Orleans.
One player on the Super Bowl bound 49ers will head into the showdown with the Ravens with his wallet feeling a little lighter.
Four-time Pro Bowl running back Frank Gore was fined by the NFL for wearing low socks according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter:
Frank Gore’s efforts in the San Francisco 49ers’ NFC Championship Game victory over the Atlanta Falcons didn’t go unnoticed by the NFL, which decided he wore his socks last Sunday a little too low to its liking.
The running back was fined $10,500 on Wednesday for wearing his socks too low in the game, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
As one of the stricter professional sports leagues in this country, the NFL never hesitates to fine its players even for the smallest infractions. Gore being fined $10,500 for low socks is a perfect example of the NFL laying down the law.
Gore’s impressive play was one of the main reasons for the 49ers getting the best of the Falcons advancing to the Super Bowl with 90 rushing yards and two touchdowns to his credit.
The Falcons’ defense was expecting a challenge with Kaepernick running the football last weekend, but it was Gore and rookie LaMichael James that dominated in the ground game. James finished with 34 yards and a touchdown on five carries.
Gore had another solid year for the 49ers during the regular season finishing with 1,448 yards from scrimmage and nine total touchdowns. The veteran running back played in all 16 games for only the second time of his NFL career.