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The NFL has been making rule change after rule change over the past few years since Roger Goddell has taken over as commissioner. This time with the trend of a “bane” type of face mask growing, the NFL has banned customized face masks. Robert Mathis of the Indianapolis Colts tweeted this:
its official…. the league says i cant wear my facemask. I will return to my run of the mill grill.
— ROBERT MATHIS The1st (@RobertMathis98) August 9, 2013
Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo shared this picture in May:
IM BAAAACKKKKK…..RedskinNation StandUp #HTTR pic.twitter.com/23yC2IZdyl
— Brian Orakpo (@rak98) May 21, 2013
If a player is going to use the face mask for medical purposes it will be allowed. Justin Tuck rolled the helmet out last year to help keep his neck strain at bay. According to Yahoo Sports, Tuck used it to prevent the offensive lineman from yanking on his helmet and face mask to keep him from further injuring a neck strain he suffered early in the year.
The NFL is living up to it’s “No Fun League” title these days. They have now banned most touchdown celebrations, forced players to wear all padding provided to them and now taken away any creativity that the player may have to look different and create some excitement with the fans. If you ask me, the NFL needs to calm down and stop treating the game like the players should wear suits and ties. Until they lose money however, this trend will continue.
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The NFL won't allow Colts defensive end Robert Mathis to use his face mask on game days.
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ANDERSON, Ind. – The NFL won’t allow Colts defensive end Robert Mathis to use his face mask on game days.
League spokesman Brian McCarthy wrote in an email to The Associated Press that the NFL determined it was a prohibited non-standard face mask.
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#colts TE Dwayne Allen on crutches. Will miss couple of weeks with foot injury. HC Chuck Pagano expects him back for opener
— Mike Chappell (@mchappell51) August 11, 2013
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