Fine could be as much as $5,000

Updated: October 10, 2004, 10:06 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer wore a sticker on his helmet Sunday honoring former teammate Pat Tillman, even though he expects the NFL to fine him for it.

Jake Plummer
Getty ImagesPlummer, who removed the sticker last week, chose to keep it on this time.

Tillman, the former Arizona Cardinals safety who walked away from the NFL to join the U.S. Army Rangers and fight in Afghanistan, was killed in action in April.

Plummer was warned of the fine before last week's game and chose to remove the decal.

"That was a decision I made and I was upset" about it, he said.

Asked recently about Plummer's sticker, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league's long-standing policy prohibits personal messages on uniforms or helmets. Violators could face fines of $5,000.

"I'll get fined," Plummer said. "I'll take my fine like a man."

He said he would ask the NFL to give the fine money to the Pat Tillman Foundation, which was set up to honor him after his death.

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