NFL To Crack Down On Length Of Hair

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

News 12 @ 11 Wednesday March 26, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) -- Troy Polamalu might not have to worry about getting tackled again by his hair. At next week's meetings in Palm Beach, Florida, NFL owners will consider a proposal to ban players from having hair flow from their helmets below their names on the back of their jerseys.

Two seasons ago, the Pittsburgh safety with the long ponytail
had his hair grabbed by Kansas City's Larry Johnson and was thrown
to the turf after an interception against the Chiefs.

The rule banning long hair on the field was proposed by Kansas
City. It does not require players to get haircuts, but does
"require them to tuck it up inside their helmets," says Atlanta
Falcons president Rich McKay, the chairman of the league's
competition committee.

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