Murphy 'Pleased' Helmet Rule Passed

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Murphy 'Pleased' Helmet Rule Passed
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Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy said on Wednesday that he was “pleased” the new rule prohibiting offensive players from striking a blow with the crown of their helmet passed, and it did so overwhelmingly. Murphy said the vote was 31-1. It needed 24 votes for passage. “The biggest issue with our coaches was, ‘Can you officiate it?’” said Murphy, who is a member of the league’s competition committee, which proposed the new rule. “But the more we worked through it, I think people came to believe that it can be officiated...

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