LAMBO SUSPENSION, Fla.
— — The NFL’s Lambo Suspension Committee approved an unprecedented new set of guidelines Monday that ban players from wearing lambo-style tattoos on their arms, back and legs.
It was an unprecedented move by the league and its players union, which has been embroiled in a bitter dispute with Lambo, which was founded by former NFL player and Hall of Fame quarterback and Miami Dolphins star Ray Lewis.
Lambo is a term used to describe tattoos worn by players on the shoulders, chest and back.
Players who have tattoos on the neck or on their neck are prohibited from playing.
The NFLPA also is asking the league to allow players who are injured or are suspended to have tattoos removed, and to let players get facial piercings.
The committee also approved a rule that requires teams to wear helmets with eye guards for players who play a minimum of 12 regular-season games.
Players must also wear a helmet that is not designed to cover their ears, and players must wear earplugs when they play.
The committee also has approved new safety guidelines for players.
Players who wear lambo are not permitted to wear any other type of headgear, including a helmet, pads or earphones.
They can wear a protective mask when wearing a lambo.
Players with tattoos must wear lamb-style tattoo removal technology.
They are also not allowed to have any facial pierces, including on the face.
The league said players who don’t wear the lambo on their face must be given a warning.
“Any player who has tattoos on both the body and/or the face is not allowed in the locker room or on the field,” NFL spokesperson John Hannah said.
The rules were first reported by the Miami Herald.