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Chris Hovan's jersey in today's Skins-Bucs game


DGivens87

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I'm looking for pics of it, but did anyone catch a glimpse of Bucs DT Chris Hovan? For a crude description, it goes a little something like this:

The armholes, as is becoming the unfortunate norm nowadays in the NFL, were waaay too wide, where you could see the undershirt under his armpits.

The worst, however, was that the very edges of his shoulder pads were sticking out, which made his jersey look like a cut-off sleeved jersey. If I can find pics, I'll post them....

did anyone see this? How does he NOT get fined for it? I thought the NFL was strict about this ish...

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how does the NFL not get their panties in a twist over stuff like that when they fine guys $5,000-10,000 for wearing their socks too low?

Actually, a better question is how do you fine Clinton Portis $20,000 and Sean Taylor $5,000 for wearing the wrong color socks in a proper manner (the socks were not rolled down to their ankles or anything), but not fine Hovan for wearing a distorted/altered uniform.

Look, I've got no tolerance for either. The team/league member pays the player money; one of the concessions you are making is that you wear the uniform the team/league supplies to you (it's part of what you are getting paid for).

But if Portis' fine (for repeated violations) was $20,000 and Taylor's was $5,000 (for his first violation), Hovan needs to be kicking over at least $5,000 for wearing this.

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That should be an equipment violation. In HS and NCAA, you can't participate in a snap if your shoulder pads are exposed, as it is very hazardous. A finger could get caught in there, or worse. Maybe the NFL doesn't have that rule, but shoulder pads regularly get yanked out of jerseys, and you usually see everyone rush to the player's aid and tuck them back in. True, nobody wants pads flapping around when they're playing, but I thought it was a rule too.

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I could care less. Fashion police be :censored: They lost so now he can get a new one or whatever. I love the sport morethan the clothes and think that the rules are retarded for the most part. The owners run it htough so whatever.

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Looks like more and more they're moving to Aussie Rules type jerseys. Of course those guys don't wear pads either.

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Good point.

Looks like one of ours.

If he was serious he'd get rid of the pads and wouldn't need the part over his shoulders, where it doesn't cover the pads any way.

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Based on a recent photo I saw in Sports Illustrated, the rule should be something like;

"Even with a players arms elevated over his head, if at anytime his armpit hair is visible, the sleeves are too short and the player's jersey does not conform to league specifications and the player will not be allowed back onto the field until a properly sleeved jersey is worn."

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That looks trashy as hell. The NFL really should step in.

Looks like all he did was tuck the cap sleeves under the jersey and pull out the side pads of his shoulder pads. He's wearing a cap sleeve jersey, which is the tightest jersey you can get, and Impact shoulder pads, which are the thinnest pads on the market. I don't see why he would need to expose parts of his shoulder pads. It can help restriction out that much.

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