Hair today, gone tomorrow?

Who cares if players have long hair? It looks fun and the players look cool. The real issue at hand for the NFL should be undoing the Ricky Rule, writes Seth Wickersham.

Originally Published: March 27, 2008
By Seth Wickersham | ESPN The Magazine

Talk about an endless saga: Football is continuing its longtime battle against hair. Next week at the owners meetings in Palm Beach, Fla., the league's competition committee will mull over a rule that would bar players from wearing long hair that obscures the nameplates on their jersey backs. Chiefs president Carl Peterson, whose clean, sophisticated, gelled 'do has never come under such fire -- although it certainly would catch -- reportedly proposed this regulation. If it's enacted, players ...

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