Originally Posted by Hawk Believer
Some thoughts/questions regarding Polamalu's hair:
Is it legal in the NFL to tackle someone by pulling on his hair? I can't think of any offensive players with the long locks, so I think it must be kosher. If so, has anyone tried to pull Troy down that way after an interception?
I heard the NFL was not happy about the long hair trend but they are afraid to crack down because most of the people doing it are Samoan or black and they don't want to appear to be racist.
you can tackle someone by their hair, but only if you can catch them. i think the league tried to say something about it covering the names on the jerseys but that got shot down real quick. if the samoans wear it as part of their heritage i think the league is in for an uphill battle.