NFL, players union agree to ban 10 underperforming helmets

NFL, players union agree to ban 10 underperforming helmets

Will be updated.The NFL for the first time is prohibiting certain helmets from being worn by players. Full phaseout is expected after 2018, per Jeff Miller, NFL Senior Vice President of Health and Safety Policy. The league seeks to have players stop using 10 helmet varieties.

A total of 10 helmet models have been banned, six immediately with another four phased out by 2019.

"The goal of the continuation to rank helmets and the joint decision with the players' association to prohibit is to increase that movement into better performing helmets". His helmet model, the Ridell VSR-4, and nine others have been prohibited by the league and the league's players' association.

"We think that is an important move, and we think that will improve player health and safety".

Players previously were permitted to wear any helmet model of their choosing certified by the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment. A chart specifying top-to-bottom rankings for the 34 helmets is posted at every team's training facility.

According to SI.com, about 200 players will be affected. The test this year involved 34 models.

Washington Redskins helmets sit on the field.

BC-FBN-NFL-Helmets Prohibited, 158NFL to prohibit use of certain helmets for 1st timeEds: APNewsNow. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and others said at last month's meeting they expect instant replay reviews to be utilized to determine if a player should be ejected from a game under the new rule. "We like any movement toward rigorous testing because it makes us stand out, and we found them genuinely interested in player safety".

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