The NFL announced on Friday that they would no longer be allowing intricate face masks to be a part of the game. There are just a handful of players in the league that try to pull off the intimidating look, but it looks like the league will not be banning all players from rocking the special masks.
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says that New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck and his former teammate Chris Canty, who now plays for the Baltimore Ravens, successfully received medical clearance to wear the face masks after putting in an application to the league.
Unfortunately for Darnell Dockett of the Arizona Cardinals and new San Diego Chargers pass rusher Dwight Freeney, they will not be allowed to stray off on their own.
The NFL’s dress code limits face masks to four horizontal bars and three vertical bars.
If players want to wear these crazy face masks moving forward, they will need to apply for a special medical waiver, so it looks like the league isn’t cracking down on the face masks as badly as it sounded.