NFL players can wear custom cleats to promote causes important to them this week (Shutdown Corner)

As has been chronicled quite thoroughly, the NFL’s obsession with legislating every single thing players can and cannot do includes the color and design of the shoes they wear on game days. For all Week 13 games, players can wear custom-designed cleats to highlight a cause that’s important to them. Devin McCourty, New England Patriots, and Devin McCourty, Tennessee Titans: The twins’ foundation, Tackle Sickle Cell, aims to raise awareness of sickle cell disease, a blood condition that affects the red blood cells.