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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; On Sunday Washington running back Rob Kelley ran for 45 yards before he was caught from behind by Philadelphia defensive back Rodney McLeod, who grabbed Kelley’s long dreadlocks and yanked him down by the hair. An official threw a flag ...

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Old 10-22-2016, 03:32 AM   #1
 
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Tackling a player by the hair is legal, not a horse-collar tackle

On Sunday Washington running back Rob Kelley ran for 45 yards before he was caught from behind by Philadelphia defensive back Rodney McLeod, who grabbed Kelley’s long dreadlocks and yanked him down by the hair. An official threw a flag for a horse-collar tackle.

But after a conference, the referee announced that there was no foul on the play. And NFL V.P. of Officiating Dean Blandino said in a video distributed to the media today that the officials made the right decision by not calling a penalty.

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Old 10-22-2016, 04:37 AM   #2
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Sure is! If you don't like it cut you hair. Hippie!
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Crazy right!
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Hippie really, those were the days.
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