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Old 09-26-2012, 12:41 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Originally Posted by citizenkane2 View Post
Larry Johnson got a 15 yard penalty for that.
It is legal if done making a tackle. Not so much if done after.


In 2006, Troy Polamalu (Pittsburgh Steelers) was tackled by Larry Johnson (Kansas City Chiefs) when Johnson pulled Polamalu down by his long hair. The tackle was fair. Upon getting up, however, it looked as if Johnson pulled Polamalu up by his hair. Because this happened after the play was over, the Chiefs were given a 15-yard penalty.


Read more: NFL Rules of Hair Pulling | eHow.com NFL Rules of Hair Pulling | eHow.com

 
Old 09-26-2012, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Born & Raised DC > Carolinas > Seattle > Denver
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I'm fine with it, extra something to grab when making a tackle.



 
Old 09-26-2012, 02:56 PM
 
Location: The "Rock"
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anything that would frik-out someone who would take offense to the way someone wears their hair, I'm in favor of.
Agreed... I second this!
 
Old 09-26-2012, 07:15 PM
 
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If this was allowed, the owners wouldnt stand for that long crap.....
Ray Horton, DC of the Cardinals, has long braids. When he went for his hiring interview he apologized to Michael Bidwill (owner Bill Bidwill's son and the president of the Cardinals) for not cutting his braids. He was worried that it showed a lack of respect. Michael told him not to worry that he actually liked the braids.

Considering we're now calling the Defense "Horton's Heroes" I'd guess Mr. Bidwill has no problem with braids, dreads or long hair.

Never mind the fact that Larry Fitzgerald wears his dreads in honor of his late mother. And he's the most popular man in the state of Arizona. (Great photo in the OP. His hair is even longer now. )
 
Old 09-26-2012, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Never mind the fact that Larry Fitzgerald wears his dreads in honor of his late mother. And he's the most popular man in the state of Arizona. )
I think Sheriff Joe would challenge that assertion.

Anyway, I have many more things to worry about besides how an NFL player wears their hair.
 
Old 09-27-2012, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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Originally Posted by Garfunkle524 View Post
I'm fine with it, extra something to grab when making a tackle. Guys with long hair can't complain if they get taken down by their locks, they know the risk.
This. Anybody remember Larry Johnson tackling Polamula by his hair back in 2006 or 2007? I know there have been other instances but that one was particularly funny.
 
Old 09-27-2012, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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I think Sheriff Joe would challenge that assertion.
I think Sheriff Joe is going for the "infamous" label at this point.

And now, back to your regularly scheduled program
 
Old 09-27-2012, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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If this is something that bothers you, you should be drug out into your front yard and shot. I pity anyone that thinks this is an issue.
 
Old 09-27-2012, 08:39 AM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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Why does it matter?
 
Old 09-27-2012, 12:00 PM
 
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This. Anybody remember Larry Johnson tackling Polamula by his hair back in 2006 or 2007? I know there have been other instances but that one was particularly funny.

I posted that tackle......and if it's legal, then I wanna see more hair pulling!!


I remember Edgerrin James getting pulled by his dreads in Cleveland!!

I dont know if Polian had a loooong talk with him or if Edge just got some good sense. But his hair was cut by the next game!!


It's stupid......if its covering your name, it's too long!
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