If James Jones plans to continue his football career in 2016, he must now do so without his favorite clothing item. According to a report by ESPN's Kevin Seifert, the NFL has banned players from wearing hoodies underneath their uniform.
Citing concerns over the visibility of the nameplate, the league has adjusted the 2016 edition of the league handbook to legislate out hooded sweatshirts for the upcoming season. Jones' hoodie often obscured most of the area above the number on his jersey. Long-haired players encounter the same problem, though the league has long allowed for covered nameplates in that circumstance.
Jones made the hoodie famous in 2015, wearing both sleeved and non-sleeved versions with his uniform throughout the season. The receiver became so connected with the hoodie that he even wore one under a suit blazer during an appearance on NFL Network after the Green Bay Packers' loss to the Arizona Cardinals in January.