Latest buzz on helmet rule

UPDATE: The NFL voted Wednesday to add the rule that will penalize ball carriers who lower the crown of their helmets to hit opposing players, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. It passed 31-1.

The league also nixed the "Tuck Rule" 29-1 with the Pats and Redskins abstaining.


The proposed NFL rule change that would penalize ball carriers who lower their heads to use the crown of their helmet to hit defensive players was tabled Tuesday until Wednesday. However, ProFootballTalk.com's Mike Florio thinks a final call on the matter may not be made until at least May.