Jason Babin rips out dreadlocks from Andre Ellington's hair (Photo)

Sep 29, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars defensive line coach Todd Wash talks to defensive end Jason Babin (58) in the second quarter of their game against the Indianapolis Colts at EverBank Field. The Indianapolis Colts beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 37-3. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Players with dreadlocks in the NFL have continually voiced their displeasure with league rules, which state that your hair (assuming it’s touching part of your jersey) is part of your uniform. In short, if you can tackle a player by the hair – it’s fair game.

That’s apparently something Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Jason Babin took to heart today as he ripped out the hair of Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington, proudly holding them up in the air as if he had just claimed victory in some Romanesque battle.

The play took place on a third down, so Ellington didn’t technically leave the game though he did get attention from the medical staff. He returned on the Cardinals’ next possession, likely with a headache.



H/T Vince Marotta and SBNation


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