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A few weeks ago when the Kansas City Chiefs hosted the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football, three players came out dressed in red socks and shoes for the game -- Dwayne Bowe, Brandon Flowers and Brandon Carr. The new look didn't mesh with the league and they were each fined $5,000 for the uniform violations.

Some of us wondered what would happen if the players did it again, wearing the red socks and shoes, as repeat offenders.

Apparently, the answer to that is doubling the fine.

The precedent is Chicago Bears receiver Earl Bennett, who wore orange shoes on Monday Night Football in Week 9 against the Philadelphia Eagles. (They worked, by the way. Bennett had five catches for 95 yards and a touchdown.) 

Like the Chiefs players, Bennett was fined $5,000 for the uniform violation. He acknowledged after that game that the league said they would fine him $10,000 if he did it again.

And he did.

Last Sunday, the Bears cruised past the Detroit Lions and Bennett wore those orange shoes. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the league did as they said they would, and fined Bennett $10,000.