The new NFL rules change will put black dive gear at risk
The NFL has approved a rule change that would require all teams to provide all players with black diving gear.
The NFL also announced Monday that all teams will be required to include at least one black dive mask, a helmet and other gear to ensure the safety of players and officials in black-face.
Black players were among those who raised concerns that the rule change could have a detrimental effect on the sport of black diving.
It was originally intended to be limited to players who are already qualified to compete in the sport.
The NFL said the rule has been extended to include players who don’t have diving experience.
The league also said that it is now allowing teams to offer the players who wear black dive masks additional equipment to protect themselves.
“Inclusion of black divers in the NFL is a vital element of the game that enhances the competitive spirit and competitiveness of our game,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement.
“This change will help bring the sport in line with the best traditions and standards in the world.”
The NFL said that diving gear will be distributed by the league offices and will be made available at all training camps and preseason games.
The league said the new rule will not be available to all teams and that no player will be permitted to participate in the new rules unless he is medically cleared to do so.