The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that the league has determined that it is legal for defenders to tackle Dolphins’ running back Ricky Williams by his hair. Williams, whose long dreadlocks hang out the back of his helmet, has been tackled in such a manner twice this season.
"I never expected a penalty for anyone grabbing my hair,” Williams said. “It's just part of the game. It doesn't happen enough to be that painful, any more painful than being kicked or stepped on.”