Smith-Schuster Reveals Steelers’ First Flaw Of Season: Bad Socks

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The Pittsburgh Steelers may be 7-0, but apparently they are far from perfect.

At least, there seem to be some obvious flaws as far as the NFL is concerned.

An Instagram post from starting receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster revealed that he has been fined $5,000 for violating the league’s uniform rules — more specifically, for not having his socks pulled all the way up to his knees.

Smith-Schuster posted a letter from the league office that announced the fine, stating that his “stockings failed to cover [his] lower leg” in the Steelers’ thriller win over the Tennessee Titans.

Smith-Schuster also posted an envelope addressed to teammate James Conner, indicating the league busted the Steelers running back for a similar infraction.

But when it comes to the Steelers, none of that seems to matter. After holding off the Titans, they went to Baltimore and stole a game against Lamar Jackson and the Ravens.

Clearly the socks don’t make the men because, aside from their stockings, the Steelers have managed to do everything else right on the field. And that is the only thing that interests them.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,

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