The NFL is under fire for a wedding dress that’s seen as the poster child for the new trend of bridal style, undergarment.
The league has been under fire since the league announced a policy change allowing teams to have up to four different types of wedding dresses.
A new rule was announced last week allowing teams the ability to have as many as four different wedding dresses for their players, coaches and other personnel.
The new rule also allows teams to bring in their own design and materials from vendors.
A number of players and coaches have said they want to wear their own designs and have chosen to dress their own bridesmaids and brides.
“I think it’s a shame that we’re going to have to change the rules and allow a player to bring their own gown, and then there’s another guy that goes in and gets a wedding gown and they get fined and they’re fired,” Ravens safety Jimmy Smith said Monday on “The Dan Patrick Show.”
The Ravens and Dolphins announced the new policy this week.
The NFL said it will review the new rule and will make a final decision on how to proceed when it meets with league commissioners next month.
It’s a big change from the league’s previous policy in which it allowed teams to hire their own designer and materials, but players say that was a loophole that was used to allow for a lot of player wear.
NFL players have also criticized the rule.
We can’t let that happen, Ravens safety Joe Flacco said Monday.
The Ravens had to change a rule that allowed them to wear the same gown for each of their players and a number of coaches.
The players need to be able to wear whatever they want, wear whatever kind of dress they want,” Ravens running back Terrance West said.
“They have to be allowed to wear that dress.”