helmet crown rule

Linebacker Trent Cole #58 of the Philadelphia Eagles tackles running back Doug Martin #22 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 9, 2012 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

NFL Passes Controversial Helmet Rule, Ends Tuck Rule

NFL owners have passed a player safety rule barring ball carriers from using the crown of their helmets to make contact with a defender in the open field.

03/20/2013