Fair warning to CFL players: Long, flowing hair might look great and by the latest rage but it’s fair game on the football field.
Tom Higgins, the CFL’s director of officiating, said Monday long hair is deemed a part of a player’s equipment and can be used in the making of a tackle. The issue came to light Sunday when Montreal kick-returner Trent Gay was twice pulled down by his long dreadlocks in the Alouettes’ 31-10 nationally televised home win over the Toronto Argonauts.
“It’s part of the uniform,? Higgins said. “It’s like tackling a guy by the arm.
“It’s a part of him so you’re allowed to use it to make a tackle.?
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