In the NFL, getting tackled by your hair if it is flowing out of your helmet is perfectly legal because it is considered part of the uniform. Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Jason Babin tacked Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington by his hair earlier this season.

Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson understands it is part of the game and is okay with being tackled by his hair, though he’d prefer not to be.

“[I]t’s a part of the game,” Johnson said, via Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean. “Guys with hair in the league, they know that is something you have to deal with. It hurts really bad, I do know that. But guys will do whatever they have to do.”