Frank Gore fined $10,500 by NFL for wearing low socks


San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore is headed to his first Super Bowl after eight seasons as one of the most underrated players in the entire NFL.

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Gore will make a little extra money for reaching the big game, and he'll celebrate that by spending a little extra money on his uniform. As first reported by ESPN, Gore was fined $10,500 by the NFL for wearing his socks too low during the 49ers' victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Sunday's NFC Championship Game.

"When you're playing, you don't think about it," Gore said Wednesday, via The Associated Press. "You're trying to win."

Gore, who rushed for two touchdowns in the 49ers' 28-24 win, said he won't make the same mistake again: "Yeah, I'll be cool. It's all good. I was wrong. Next time, I'll do better."

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