The NFL is considering a rule change that would allow players to wear hair that’s longer in the back than in the front, and in some cases longer in total length.
The rule change was unveiled Monday by the league office in an email sent to reporters.
The league’s rules office did not provide an explanation of why the rule change is being considered.
The rule change would make it a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy to alter or alter a player’s hair.
The change would not affect any current players.
The rules office says the rule would allow coaches to alter players’ hair if they “believe the player’s hairstyle is in poor taste.”
In the past, hair that has been trimmed short and styled to the head or chest of the player is a violation.
The NFL has not yet taken a position on whether the hair in question is an “improper” hairstyle or not.
The hair that is trimmed to the side of the head is not an issue, but the league is looking at other ways to determine whether a haircut violates the substance abuse policies.