You know what the NFL needs? More fucking rules, especially the kind of rules that control what a person can and cannot wear. Enter the James Jones rule.
No, it’s not officially called that, but it might as well be. The league has instituted a ban on wearing hoodies under one’s jersey for 2016.
Jones made that look famous (or at least notable) with the Green Bay Packers in 2015, when it wasn’t illegal.
Players may not wear exposed undergarments with an exposed hood hanging outside the collar of the jersey. Hello Green Bay.
— Mike Pereira (@MikePereira) June 8, 2016
Unfortunately, our man James Jones isn’t currently on an NFL roster. Since he’s the only guy to ever wear a hoodie under his jersey, we weren’t likely to see this again unless someone signed Jones.
But the NFL wasn’t going to take that chance.
You know what they say. NFL stands for No Fun League.
They must have determined that a hood dilutes the integrity of the game when worn under a jersey.
And we can’t have that, now can we?