Frank Gore fined $10,500 for improperly wearing socks
Frank Gore fined: The San Francisco 49ers running back was fined $10,500 by the NFL on Wednesday after he wore his socks too low in Sunday's NFC Championship game at Atlanta, a uniform violation.
SANTA CLARA, California
Frank¬†Gore¬†will pay closer attention to his¬†socks¬†for the Super Bowl.
The San Francisco 49ers running back was fined $10,500 by the NFL on Wednesday after he wore his¬†socks too low in Sunday's NFC Championship game at Atlanta, a uniform violation. It marked the second time he was fined this season.
"Yeah, I'll be cool. It's all good,"¬†Gore¬†said. "I was wrong. Next time I'll do better."
Gore¬†says he was so focused on winning the game and getting the 49ers back to a Super Bowl at last that he didn't give his uniform all the attention he should have.
"When you're playing, you don't think about it,"¬†Gore¬†said. "You're trying to win."
He did his part on the field, though.¬†Gore¬†ran for touchdowns of 5 and 9 yards in the Niners' 28-24 comeback victory over the Falcons, putting his team in position to capture its sixth title on Feb. 3 at the Superdome in New Orleans.
The 29-year-old¬†Gore, the 49ers' career leader in yards rushing (8,839) and touchdowns rushing (51), carried 218 times during the regular season for 1,214 yards and eight touchdowns. He earned his sixth 1,000-yard season ‚ÄĒ most in franchise history and second among active players behind the St. Louis Rams' Steven Jackson.