NFL to pro­hibit use of cer­tain hel­mets for the first time

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

NEW YORK - The NFL for the first time is pro­hibit­ing cer­tain hel­mets from be­ing worn by play­ers.

In no­ti­fy­ing the 32 teams Mon­day, the league has sought to have play­ers stop us­ing 10 hel­met va­ri­eties. Some of those, par­tic­u­larly those man­u­fac­tured by Rawl­ings, no longer are be­ing made and don’t have sup­port from the com­pany. Oth­ers were found to as in­fe­rior to many of the 34 hel­mets the NFL and the play­ers’ union ex­am­ined. Pre­vi­ously, NFL play­ers could choose any hel­met as long as it passed cer­ti­fi­ca­tion stan­dards. Six of the sub­stan­dard hel­mets are pro­hib­ited im­me­di­ately, while the other four may be worn by play­ers who were us­ing them in 2017 but not by new play­ers.

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