Troy Vincent, the executive VP of football operations for the NFL, announced on Tuesday the NFL has banned foreign objects from the field. The decision comes after the Carolina Panthers’ lucky bat became a centerpiece in the Odell Beckham Jr. incident in Sunday’s game against the New York Giants.
As part of our responsibility to protect the integrity of the game, please be reminded that no foreign objects unrelated to the uniform or playing equipment are permitted on the playing field and sidelines on game day (which includes the pre-game period, during the game, and postgame on the field).
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Please advise players and personnel that they will be subject to discipline for any violations of the policy set forth above.
While such objects are no longer welcome as part of the NFL, such will never be the same in pro wrestling. Foreign objects have been a staple of sports entertainment for years. Here’s some examples of what wrestlers will use to win a match.
Top 10 foreign objects via WWE
Homicide uses foreign object
Paul Heyman’s cell phone
Sting uses the original black baseball bat
Jerry Lawler fireballs Terry Funk
Dave Bautista clocks Rey Mysterio Jr. with a ring bell