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LB James Not a Fan of New Helmet Hit Rules

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    Dallas Cowboys linebacker Bradie James isn't a fan of the new NFL rules on illegal hits to the head. More at NFL.com and DallasCowboys.com. (Published Thursday, Oct 21, 2010)

    As you may have heard this week, the National Football League is taking some drastic measures in their fight against a rash of head injuries.

    This week, James Harrison was fined $75,000 by the league for a pair of hits in Sunday’s Steelers-Browns game; New England’s Brandon Meriweather was fined $50,000 for a hit on Baltimore’s Todd Heap, as was Atlanta’s Dunta Robinson for his hit on Philadelphia’s DeSean Jackson.

    "We're Going to be Playing Flag Football in 5 Years"

    [DFW] "We're Going to  be Playing Flag Football in 5 Years"
    Dallas Cowboys linebacker Bradie James isn't a fan of the new NFL rules on illegal hits to the head. More at NFL.com and DallasCowboys.com. (Published Thursday, Oct 21, 2010)

    Beyond merely fining players, the league has said that players will be suspended for such hits in the future, a move that has many defensive players around the league crying foul. They argue that the new rules, in most cases anyway, go directly against their instincts as a football player, which is probably a valid argument--in most cases.

    Unlike in the case of Pittsburgh’s Harrison, the new rules don’t have Bradie James contemplating retirement. Not yet, anyway.

    "We're going to be playing flag football in five years," James said. “That’s what I think. ...I’m going to be sitting behind a desk somewhere.”

     

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