Responding to social media requests Tuesday, Pittsburgh Steelers star Antonio Brown said he will donate his special cleats honoring Muhammad Ali to the boxing legend’s alma mater in Louisville.
Louisville Central High School Athletics asked for the cleats Brown briefly wore in Sunday’s game against the Jets. He was told to remove them or face a fine.
“Louisville Central HS (Ali's Alma Mater) would love to display these in the trophy case after the game,” the account tweeted.
Brown said Tuesday, “@loucentralsport Would be an honor! So much respect for The Greatest!!”
He added, “I need to clean them up.”
Brown wore the cleats for a few plays during a game Sunday before the NFL threatened him to disqualify him if he didn’t change, according to a CBS report.
The school's athletic director, Ryan Bringhurst, messaged Brown saying “Hey, those would look great in our trophy case,” according to a WDRB report.