Saints' Bush fined for wearing Adidas cleats

JACKSON, Miss. -- New Orleans rookie running back Reggie Bush drew more than just rave reviews for his fancy footwork
Saturday in the Saints' preseason victory over the Tennessee Titans.

He also drew a fine.

The NFL objected to the No. 2 overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft
wearing his new Adidas cleats. The league only allows players to
wear Nike or Reebok shoes during games because of a marketing

Both Bush and the top pick in the draft, defensive end Mario Williams of North Carolina State, have signed endorsement deals
with Adidas. The shoes in question are black with gold highlights
and logo.

The fine was thought to be $10,000, but Bush, the 2005 Heisman
Trophy winner, originally said he was unsure of the total. He
confirmed the fine after Monday's afternoon practice.

"Adidas took care of it," Bush said of the fine.

Bush rushed for 59 yards on six carries and caught two passes
for 10 yards in his pro debut. The former Southern Cal back played
about a quarter.