Miami Dolphins Player Vows To Keep Using Helmet To Helmet Hits
Miami Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder said that he will keep using his helmet despite the new rules and is furious about the league’s decision to start suspending players for the dangerous hits.
“If I get a chance to knock somebody out, I’m going to knock them out and take what they give me,” Crowder said. “They give me a helmet, I’m going to use it.”
Crowder also suggested that all players wear pink every game if the league continues to make football look more like a “feminine sport.”
“They can complain, they can suspend, they can fine and they can do whatever they want, but you can’t stop a man from playing football the way he’s been playing since high school,” said Crowder.
Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher bashed the new rules on Wednesday, saying that the league should put flags on players and change the name to the “National Flag Football League.”
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison, who was fined $75,000 for two violent hits against the Cleveland Browns, was excused from Wednesday’s practice and thought about retiring but has since returned.