NFL officials have been given new rules that would make it illegal for players to carry leather tots in the locker room.
According to NFL.com, the league is considering the changes after a string of incidents involving players wearing leather totts in games.
In the past week alone, three players have been arrested for wearing leather shoes to the football game, and two players were suspended after being caught on camera wearing leather socks to a game.
“If a player wants to be involved in the NFL, they’ve got to be willing to do the right thing,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Monday.
“The NFL has a responsibility to keep our players safe.
We’ve got a responsibility as players to do what we can to keep them safe.”
The rule changes have been in the works for some time, and were originally proposed in March after an incident where Miami Dolphins player Jarvis Landry was caught on video grabbing a football from the chest of a fan in a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Dolphins players have said that the incident was not intentional, and that the fan was just upset about the team’s poor play against Miami.
Landry was released from the team on Monday after posting a $10,000 bond.