NFL and NFLPA continue joint battle against head injuries with new equipment rule

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NFL and NFLPA continue joint battle against head injuries with new equipment rule
NFL and NFLPA continue joint battle against head injuries with new equipment rule

The NFL and NFLPA announced the banning of six types of helmets and the phasing out of four more type of helmets over the next few years. All 10 helmets are banned for new players. Four helmets are essentially grandfathered in. If players wore the helmets before they can wear them next year. This is a natural progression to make the game safer. The NHL used to have some players not wear helmets at all. Those players were allowed to play without helmets, but eventually, they age out. The same thing is kind of happening with the four helmets players are allowed to wear if they wore them before. One of the banned helmets — the Riddell VSR 4 — happens to be worn by Tom Brady. Players using the restricted

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