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Old 03-23-2008, 01:34 PM   #1
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Default NFL could ban flowing hair

I don't have enough posts to place a link here, but do a google search for 'NFL could ban flowing hair' and you'll find an article about the potential banning as a uniform violation, and of course, our boy Troy, poster child for long locks.

Personally, I'd be devastated if Troy were forced to cut his hair (or even find a way to fit it all under his helmet, as the article suggests). Its like, a legend in and of itself. I just hope enough teams vote against this potential rule change.
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Old 03-23-2008, 01:36 PM   #2
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http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/2008/...ut-of-helmets/

does goodell have nothing to do nowadays?

troy without hair would suck!
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NFL Could Ban Hair Flowing Out of Helmets
Posted Mar 21st 2008 10:06AM by Michael David Smith


Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is known as much for the long hair that goes halfway down his back as for anything else. But Polamalu and other NFL players may soon be banned from exposing long hair on the field.

Adam Schefter reported on NFL Network that the NFL's competition committee is considering a rule that would bar a player from wearing his hair long enough on the field to obscure his name on the back of his jersey. Players like Polamalu and Jaguars cornerback Rashaen Mathis would either need to get a haircut or figure out a way to stuff all that hair in their helmets throughout a game.

According to Schefter, the Kansas City Chiefs proposed the rule change, perhaps motivated by the incident in October 2006, when Chiefs running back Larry Johnson pulled Polamalu's hair to drag him down from behind -- which is legal -- and then held onto the hair after both players hit the ground, drawing an unnecessary roughness penalty.

Schefter reports that the Chiefs have argued that the hair requirement should be enforced as a uniform violation, similar to the league's requirements that players wear their socks a certain way. But there's also some support for the rules change from league insiders who believe it's unsafe to have players running around with hair hanging out their helmet.

The 32 teams are expected to vote on the proposed rules change at the league meeting at the end of the month.
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Default Re: NFL could ban flowing hair

This would suck. The flowing hair is Troy's trademark. Its like a mane to a lion. Here's the link since you couldn't post it steelerchickie.

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Steven Jackson and Al Harris would both need to do something about their hair as well.
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Damn, I think we got the info out guys.
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That would be an idoitic rule. The fact that it's legal to pull someone down by his hair should be enough to deter most players from having long hair. If you're willing to take that chance you should be able to wear your hair long.
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That would be an idoitic rule.
Agreed. I guess Goodell and company think it's more important to legislate players' hair length than it is to define once and for all what constitutes a completed pass.
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According to Schefter, the Kansas City Chiefs proposed the rule change, perhaps motivated by the incident in October 2006, when Chiefs running back Larry Johnson pulled Polamalu's hair to drag him down from behind -- which is legal -- and then held onto the hair after both players hit the ground, drawing an unnecessary roughness penalty.
The only reason the penilty was thrown is because Larry took Troy down then pulled him off the ground by his hair. I would call that "unnecessary roughness".

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That is just not right!!!!!!! Not my boy Troy!!!!
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