Uni Watch: Tampa Bay drops Bruce

Bucs cancel throwback plans after helmets don't meet league safety rules

Updated: September 18, 2013, 5:49 PM ET
By Paul Lukas | ESPN.com

Free Bucco Bruce!

That's the cry emanating from Tampa, Fla., where the Buccaneers have announced that they won't be wearing their Creamsicle throwbacks Sept. 29, as had originally been scheduled.

The change in plans is due to a new, previously undisclosed NFL rule that forbids the use of alternate helmets. The Bucs' throwback helmets, emblazoned with the old Bucco Bruce logo, have a white shell, while their regular helmets have a pewter shell. There was no way for ...

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