That's not part of the story that's just a very fun picture of Eddie Lacy. Here's the story:
"Eddie Lacy spent the offseason getting his body into football shape. Extra poundage might not be the last thing to go. The Packers running back acknowledged Friday that he's considering a major haircut after a 49ers linebacker pulled him down by the dreadlocks in a 21-10 win over San Francisco. The hair-pulling tackle came midway through the first quarter after Lacy barreled downfield for a 21-yard gain. "I'm debating after that," Lacy told the Green Bay Press Gazette. "I don't know how many more of those I'd like to experience. We're in camp. So I've got to wait until I get out of camp, and then I'll assess it." Said Lacy of his yanked dreads: "It definitely hurts." NFL
Here's a video of the tackle, which almost definitely won't play on this website:
(The NFL, surprise surprise, blocks other websites from using their content. To be fair, they only block all of them.)
Here's a vine of the hair-pull tackle that the NFL will probably pull down harder than a hair-pull tackle:
Some people might not know, but it's safe to grab long hair in football. Well, not like safe, not at all safe, not even close to safe, but it's not against the rules. Hair is part of the uniform and the uniform is fair game when it comes to the rules of tackling. Players can get a horse-collar penalty if they pull a guy's hair and take him down in a horse-collar tackle, but at that point I'm sure the hair part of the head feels more pain than the falling-backwards part of the rest of the body. Also, I honestly do not know if you could get a penalty for tackling a guy by his hair if he has short hair. I daresay you probably would get a penalty because at that point you'd pretty much be reaching into his helmet to pull his entire skull out of his head. Good thing Clay Matthews is happy enough just collecting a bushel basket full of sacks every year instead of scalps or crystal skulls. Maybe that's just because he's a lettuce man himself and the long hair hair guys watch out for each other. Or maybe it's because he does just prefer pillaging quarterbacks.
Eddie's hair is a big part of his appearance. It's not just recognizable, but it's also fun and wild to watch, as it's pretty much never at rest, never just laying on his jersey. Like Eddie, it's always bouncing, spinning, and flying around. Aside from pretty much all of last year when Eddie himself would be on the bench, Eddie's hair is only ever benched when he stops running. I'm talking the endzone here, baby! Wait actually then he jumps into the stands for the olde Lambeau Leap. Hmm... OK then maybe the sidelines is the only place Eddie's hair is not in motion.
If Eddie Lacy really does lay his hair to rest as in RIP, what would it look like? Here are some remarkable, skillful, state-of-the-art mock-ups of Eddie Lacy's potential new haircuts:
The Jimmy Butler
The Antonio Brown
The Odell Beckham Jr.
The Donald Driver