Posted November 04, 2013

Dez Bryant Had No Idea Taking His Helmet Off Was Against the Rules

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Vikings v Cowboys

In 1997, the NFL introduced the “Emmitt Smith rule,” prohibiting players from taking off their helmets on the field. The only exceptions are during timeouts, between quarters, and during player injuries.

Dez Bryant is in his fourth year in the league and did not know this rule. Bryant took off his helmet out of frustration in yesterday’s Vikings vs. Cowboys game and was shocked to get called:

“He threw the flag and the whole time I’m thinking it’s a flag on him. Then I took my helmet off and I didn’t know that that was a penalty. I was kind of shocked and then I heard the ref say, ‘He took his helmet off.’ I know now not to take my helmet off. If you go back and look at the play, you’ll see I’m shocked. I’m confused.”

Don’t worry, Dez, there’s been worse.

[Dallas Morning News via Larry Brown Sports]

6 comments
Jed1
Jed1

Probably just scratches the surface of what Dez doesn't know.

Skins'Fan
Skins'Fan

Pretty sure Megatron would know that's a rule... Still think you're better than him? I've never laughed harder at a headline...

MickHayes
MickHayes

Two penalties on one play, what an idiot.

BearsIn2013
BearsIn2013

I don't play football and I knew that was a penalty.  Seems a bit of a stretch that he did not know.  Oh wait, it's Dez.  Never mind.

Citizendan
Citizendan

I'm guessing there is much  Dez does not know.

naz51j
naz51j

it seems bryant is some kind of problem waiting to happen (and then it does), at any and all times.  he's just not very bright, plain and simple.  he needs to "shut up and play"; listen to instructions from his authorities, and follow those orders to the letter!  tired of hearing from/about him.