During the Detroit Lions/Dallas Cowboys game, the question of whether or not an NFL player can be tackled by the hair and/or dreadlocks in this case came up.
The Lions tackled running back Marion Barber by his trademark dreadlocks, specifcially rookie superstar Ndamukong Suh.
Originally, the play seemed okay but the NFL refs stepped in and called a horse-collar tackle on the Lions.
But the play was legal and just another example of referee bias against the hapless Detroit Lions.
It turns out that it is in fact legal to tackle a play by the hair and/or dreadlocks according to Mike Pereira, a former head of NFL officials employed as an analyst by Fox.
That question was a tricky one but the Lions provided the answer.
Strange things seem to always happen in Lions games and they never go in Detroit’s favor.
But at least now the football world knows the answer to the question of whether or not NFL players can make a tackle by the hair and/or dreadlocks of an opposing player.