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Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11) wears cleats with a police caution tape theme during warm ups before an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

NFL players will soon be able to wear personalized cleats for one week this season


The league is easing up on its rule banning personalized cleats.

The NFL confirmed on Thursday that it's lifting its ban on personalized cleats.

Players will be able to promote a charitable cause of their choice during the Dec. 4 weekend.

According to USA Today, 428 players have already signed up to display a cause close to their heart,

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) wears shoes honoring golfer Arnold Palmer during warm ups before an NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Kansas City Chiefs in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

The charity must be approved by the NFL by Week 13 so the league can "determine the legitimacy of the cause." The players are required to donate their cleats after the game.  Proceeds will go to the charity or cause they are promoting.

"There are hundreds of players throughout the NFL who are deeply passionate about their causes and charities, and we've heard directly from them asking if there could be an opportunity to give some life to the causes they care about," NFL Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility Anna Isaacson said.

"So we asked ourselves, how can we showcase what these players are passionate about, the causes and charities they are interested in?"

Some players wore 9/11-inspired cleats earlier this year. Players will wear their personalized cleats despite the possibility of a fine.

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