Bengals Vote Against Helmet Rule

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Bengals Vote Against Helmet Rule
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In an age when there is increased scrutiny about concussions and an emphasis on player safety at an all-time high, NFL owners approved the much scrutinized rule proposal that no longer allows offensive and defensive players from using their head as a weapon. On the final day of the Annual Meetings, the proposal to prohibit ball carriers and defensive players from using the crown of their helmet to initiate contact in the open field ended up passing 31-1 on Wednesday. The only one to vote against it was Mike Brown of the Bengals.

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