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    Troy Polamalu hair tackle

    I'm watching the Chiefs/Steelers game and just saw Troy Polamalu intercept a Damon Huard pass. As he was running it back for a TD, Chiefs RB Larry Johnson tackled Polamalu by his hair. The Chiefs were penalized for it (a 15 yd. unsportsmanlike conduct penalty).

    WTF? If an NFL player is going to have such freakishly long hair like Troy Polamalu, it should be fair game for grabbing onto and tackling with. And to tell the truth, I've been waiting for this to happen. If this is the official NFL policy on long-haired players, they really should install a dress code of some kind and not allow hair to be grown past the collar or something to that affect. It interferes with the play of the game. Ridiculous.

    Troy Polamalu...get a hair cut.

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    Re: Troy Polamalu hair tackle

    The penalty was because Johnson was taunting him after the tackle not because he tackled him by the hair. He can have his hair at any length and style he wants and Johnson should get his priorities straight and look at the scoreboard.
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    Re: Troy Polamalu hair tackle

    hair is part of the uniform and there is nothing wrong with pulling it. I remember spliffy williams used to get tackled by his hair all the time.

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    Re: Troy Polamalu hair tackle

    Tackling by the hair is fine.
    It's a little known fact that Polamalu's hair is actually his armpit hair tucked into his helmet.
    That must have hurt like a bitch.

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    Re: Troy Polamalu hair tackle

    "FuadFan" wrote:
    The penalty was because Johnson was taunting him after the tackle not because he tackled him by the hair. He can have his hair at any length and style he wants and Johnson should get his priorities straight and look at the scoreboard.
    I didn't see any taunting on Johnson's part, I must have missed that.
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    Re: Troy Polamalu hair tackle

    I wish he'd cut his hair.
    He looks like a complete idiot running around out there with his hair all over the place...looks like a damn girl.
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    Re: Troy Polamalu hair tackle

    It's a cultural thing for him. Haiwaiian warriors let their hair grow, so he does it for heritage. I just wish he'd braid it or do something to get it out of the way.
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    Re: Troy Polamalu hair tackle

    i personally hate polamalu's hair. and that penatly was totally uncalled for IMO.

    JUST CUT IT FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!!

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    Re: Troy Polamalu hair tackle

    I don't care how long their hair is. They know it's fair game & leagal to be tackled by it. So if it happens, that's the price they pay

    If it wasn't legal, a hell of a lot of players on offense would let their hair grow like cousin Itt & have an unfair advatage.

    I just don't know why they don't all keep it up inside their helmets

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    Re: Troy Polamalu hair tackle

    The discussion about hair and outfits has me worried.
    Maybe some of you need to post on this forum.

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