NFL May Force Al Harris to Cut Dreads
NEW YORK (AP) -- National Football League owners will consider a proposal at their meetings in Palm Beach, Florida, next week restricting the length of players' hair.
The rule was proposed by the Kansas City Chiefs would ban players from having their hair flow from their helmets below their names on the back of their jerseys.
Cornerbacks Al Harris of Green Bay and Mike McKenzie of New Orleans, and Pittsburgh safety Troy Polamalu (pohl-uh-MAH'-loo) are among players who are well known for having hair flowing outside their helmets.
Atlanta president Rich McKay, chairman of the league's competition committee, says the measure would not require players to get haircuts. But he says it but does "require them to tuck it up inside their helmets."
Because the rule was proposed by a team, the competition committee hasn't taken a position on it.
It is to be discussed Monday with a package of other rules.
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