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NFL nixes Robert Mathis' face mask

Updated: August 9, 2013, 6:49 PM ET
Associated Press

ANDERSON, Ind. -- The NFL won't allow Colts defensive end Robert Mathis to use his face mask on game days.

League spokesman Brian McCarthy wrote in an email to The Associated Press that the NFL determined it was a prohibited non-standard face mask.

At training camp, Mathis has been wearing cagey-looking white face mask that covers up just about everything except his eyes. Several players around the league including Arizona's Darnell Dockett and the Giants' Justin Tuck have ...

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