In a week full of troublesome headlines for the NFL, this one may not receive much play. But many fans will nevertheless be interested to hear that the league will be assigning less pink to its teams next month during its traditional show of support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Paul Lukas of Uni Watch writes that the move has nothing to do with the multiple domestic violence cases that have dominated the news the past few weeks. Instead, the move is supposedly planned before that and comes in concert with the league's push to beef up the camouflage in November.
"It won’t be used for any nationally televised games, for example," Lukas writes. " ... the NFL plans a bigger push this year for G.I. Joevember."
While the league has made millions in revenue from pink gear, it's unclear how much it has actually donated to breast cancer research. Some skeptics believe that number is embarrassingly low.
In light of the league's issues with domestic abuse, some have suggested the league give its players purple gear for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.