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Notebook: No vote on banning helmet hits by ball carriers

9:19 PM, Mar. 19, 2013
Green Bay Packers fullback Nick Luchey loses his helmet after colliding with Washington's Shawn Springs during a 2004 game at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. File/Gannett Wisconsin Media
Green Bay Packers fullback Nick Luchey loses his helmet after colliding with Washington's Shawn Springs during a 2004 game at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. File/Gannett Wisconsin Media
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The NFL put off a vote on the controversial rule change that would make it illegal for a ball carrier to lead with the crown of his helmet in certain areas of the field.

After two days of debate during the NFL annual meetings at the Arizona Biltmore hotel, league owners still weren't prepared to cast ballots Tuesday. They could vote before the meetings adjourn today, but it's also possible it will be tabled until the next round of league meetings in May.

The proposal would make it against the rules for a runner to initiate "forcible contact by delivering a blow with the top crown of the helmet against ...

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