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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. At training camp, Mathis has been wearing a cagey-looking white face mask that covers up just about everything except his eyes. Several players around the league — including Arizona’s Darnell Dockett and the Giants’ Justin Tuck – have been using similar face masks, and those also will be disallowed. The only exception to wearing a customized face mask, McCarthy said, would be for a medical reason. Mathis used his Twitter account to explain the decision. 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 09, 2013 Mathis is a five-time Pro Bowl player and is second on the Colts’ career sacks list with 91 1/2. He wasn’t surprised by the decision. ...

NFL won't let Mathis wear special face mask

The NFL won't allow Colts defensive end Robert Mathis to use his face mask on game days. During training camp practice, Mathis has worn a cagey-looking white face mask that covers up just about everything except his eyes. Mathis used his Twitter account to explain why fans would not see the same protection Sunday against Buffalo and wrote that he would be returning to his &...

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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...

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