Rams kicker Matt Gay dropped at his knees by fantastic from NFL

Rams kicker Matt Gay sported yellow soccer pants a number of sizes too massive at follow Friday, partly to make an announcement to the NFL in regards to the hefty amount of money the league extracted from his pocket.

Gay, a Professional Bowl choice final season, mentioned he was knowledgeable by letter that he had been fined $5,000 as a result of the pants he wore within the Rams’ season-opening loss to the Buffalo Payments didn’t cowl his knees.

His style assertion for follow got here after he posted an announcement and pictures of his dishevelled trousers to social media.

“How to dress as a kicker in the @NFL per @nflcommish to avoid a $5k pant length fine,” Gay tweeted. “Thanks guys now I feel safe and can do my job super well.”

Kickers and punters are exempt from having to put on thigh or knee pads, Gay mentioned. He added {that a} uniform inspector didn’t warn him earlier than the sport in regards to the size of his pants.

“Just seems a little pointless to me,” he mentioned of the rule.

The NFL didn’t instantly reply to a request for affirmation of the fantastic.

Gay kicked a 57-yard subject aim within the Rams’ 31-10 loss.

Gay mentioned he tweeted about his scenario to point out the NFL that he was “on board with what they want” as he prepares for Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Atlanta Falcons at SoFi Stadium.

“Just trying to take the initiative of fixing the problem, so I don’t get fined anymore,” he mentioned. “That’s a little hefty fine, and I’d rather not have that.”