NFL Policy Prevents Players from Wearing Beats Headphones

NFL players can no longer wear the insanely popular “Beats by Dre” headphones during the games because of a long-term agreement the NFL signed with Bose in March.

According to the terms of this deal, only the Bose logo can appear on headsets that the coaches wear. The agreement also permits Bose to request the NFL to prevent its coaches and players from wearing headphones from any other company.

Beats by Dre Banned in NFL

NFL Players have been ignoring the “beats by Dre” headphone ban.

The NFL has stated to the press that it has “longstanding policies” that prevent “branded exposure” either at interviews or on the field unless it has authorized such exposure. Drafted early in the nineties, these are NFL polices and not policies created by any of the sponsors of the league. The league has confirmed that Bose has nothing to do with the enforcement of NFL policies.

NFL players, therefore, cannot wear their Beats headphones either during the matches or at NFL events that get media coverage. They have to refrain from wearing their Beats headphones for ninety minutes after the conclusion of a match. They are also not allowed to wear Beats headphones at workout sessions or training camps, at which they may have to face an interview.

Richard Sherman, a top Beats fan, may have enjoyed the freedom to wear his Beats headphones while getting off a plane just before the Super Bowl XLVIII. But he will no longer be able to do so in a similar situation when this season comes to an end.

Nobody knows how much the NFL is paying Bose to be its exclusive headset provider.  Most players have ignored the ban or put a piece of tape of the “B” logo.

Brain Damage To ex-NFL Star Jovan Belcher Could Have Triggered Murder-Suicide Deaths

Jovan Blecher

Jovan Belcher in his “happier” days.

It was back in 2012 when NFL fans were shocked to learn of the horror caused by NFL superstar Jovan Belcher who played for the Kansas City Chiefs as a linebacker. Belcher shocked everyone including his family when he murdered his 22 year old girlfriend and then went to the Kansas City Chiefs training facility and committed suicide by shooting himself.

Family, friend and Kansas City Chiefs colleagues found it extremely difficult to explain the rationale behind Belcher’s actions. Nearly two years later, medical experts believe they might have some clues as to why Belcher snapped and turned into a monster.

The dean of research and professor of pathology at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City, Dr. Piotr Kozlowski has stated that the autopsy report of Belcher revealed that his brain displayed signs of CTE, a degenerative brain disease. CTE Experts believe that this disease occurs due to a gradual death of brain cells that is caused due to blows to the head. As a result, CTE can cause individuals to go into depression, dementia and memory loss.

Family members of other NFL players have joined forces with Belcher’s family and accused the NFL of not providing proper medical care and treatment to its players. More than 30 plaintiffs have filed similar suits in federal court and want the NFL to pay out $765 million in a joint settlement.

The NFL responded to the claim by releasing a statement which read “The NFL has a long history of changing the rules of the game to make it safer on the field, providing players the best medical care, and updating protocols on diagnosing concussions, treating concussions, and returning to play after a concussion”.