NFL players will try to get away with whatever they can, including grabbing an opponent's hair if he beats you running down to cover a punt.
In the first quarter on Sunday, Eagles cornerback Bradley Fletcher got beat to the inside by Dallas' B.W. Webb, who was covering a Cowboys punt.
Fletcher saw Webb's long, flowing dreadlocks as Webb started to get away from him and hatched an idea. Not much will slow down a player faster than yanking on his hair from behind. So that's what Fletcher did.
Tackling a player by his long hair is legal, because hair that comes out from the helmet is considered part of a player's uniform. You'd think that if that was the case, what Fletcher did would be considered holding (you can't yank on a player's jersey trying to block him), but no flag was thrown.
If you wear your hair long in a NFL game, some opponent is going to use it to their advantage.
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