Overdue, but at least its the 'law' now in the NFL. They have officially outlawed using the crown of the helmet for any hit. Unlike college, it will not be an automatic ejection. Instead, it would be a 15 yd penalty and the officials could eject.
They cite the Ryan Shazier hit from the playoffs as one of the reasons. For those that might not remember, Shazier is a LB for the Steelers who went crown first into a tackle and at last report was trying to learn how to walk again....if ever.
Good idea. Hope it works well and keeps guys safe.
Link to whole article here: http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/22935229/nfl-outlaws-hit-crown-helmet