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Or require them to stuff it into their helmets? From Associated Press via ESPN:
Mike Nolan thinks there are reasons beyond safety for the proposal that could lead to an NFL ban on hair hanging from the back of helmets.
“The nameplate is on his back; the number is on his back,” the San Francisco 49ers coach said Sunday, the day before the NFL’s meetings officially begin. “That’s what we want the fans to see. Not his hair.” …
The idea of banning long hair — players would be allowed to tuck it under their helmets — was proposed by the Chiefs. Kansas City’s Larry Johnson tackled Pittsburgh’s Troy Polamalu by the hair after an interception in a 2006 game.
Whether the measure will pass is problematic: The Chiefs bring a proposal for a rules change most years, and almost all of them fail to get the 24 votes needed from the 32 teams. …