Originally posted on Diehardsport  |  Last updated 3/20/13

CHICAGO - AUGUST 22: Matt Forte #22 of the Chicago Bears runs for a 32-yard touchdown in the first quarter against the New York Giants during their preseason NFL game at Soldier Field on August 22, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Chicago Bears runningback Matt Forte has been one of the most outspoken runningbacks over the new rule where runningbacks cannot hit defenders with the crown of their helmet.  After the rule passed on Wednesday, Forte took to Twitter to voice his displeasure. Wow so they really passed that rule…last time I checked football was a contact sport. Calling bank now to set up my lowering the boom fund — Matt Forte (@MattForte22) March 20, 2013 Guess I’ll get my fine money ready #loweringtheboomfund — Matt Forte (@MattForte22) March 20, 2013 Next year they’ll probably be a no jumping over defenders rule… #loweringtheboomfund — Matt Forte (@MattForte22) March 20, 2013 At least he is prepared to pay the fines that will be dished out his way if he lowers his head.  I know for some runningbacks it is an instinct to lower their head when they know contact is coming, but with the amount of head injuries in the NFL and the number of former players suing the NFL over said injuries, it’s not a s...
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