“Hairs” Collar Tackle Is Legal In NFL [VIdeo]
If you watched the Saints beat the Falcons as I predicted yesterday afternoon then you might have seen a play where Chris Ivory was pulled down by his dreadlocks. It would seem that grabbing someone by the hair and slamming them to the ground would be grounds for a penalty but it isn't.
The hair is not considered a part of the uniform and the rules are quite clear. If you don't want to get yanked down by your hair then you need to keep it inside your helmet. I guess fashion means more than giving a defender and extra handle to grab.