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Bears' Marshall tweets proof of NFL fine

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The NFL made Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall pay for his decision to wear green shoes to support Mental Awareness Week during last Thursday night's game against the New York Giants.

Marshall was fined $10,500 by the league for a uniform violation. He posted on Twitter a picture a notification letter informing him of the fine.

"Football is my platform not my purpose," he tweeted. "This fine is nothing compared to the conversation started & awareness raised."

Marshall, who was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder in 2011, received permission to wear the shoes, but he knew in advance that he would be fined for doing so.

"I'm going to get fined and I'm going to match that, and we want to partner with a cancer-care (charity)," Marshall said before the game. "We're still working on the details to give, really give back to an organization that is doing work in the mental health area."

He had nine receptions for 87 yards and two touchdowns in the Bears' 27-21 win over the Giants.

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