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Ex-Giant Morris Is NFL Fashion Cop Enforcing Leg Pad Rules

Former New York Giants running back Joe Morris made the Pro Bowl twice and won a Super Bowl during his National Football League career, all while wearing knee and thigh pads. So he says he’s not taking any excuses this season when he enforces the league’s new rule requiring them.

“By having pads in your pants, you are eliminating the chance of being injured,” Morris, 52, who now works for the NFL enforcing uniform standards, said in an interview. “From a safety point of view, you are trying to protect a player from himself and keep him on the field.”