The NFL ruled James Jones' hooded sweatshirt look illegal for next season. (Jeff Haynes/AP Images for Panini)

NFL rules against Cali swag

The NFL has found a new way to crack down on its players having fun.

On Wednesday, longtime official and FOX analyst Mike Pereira was perusing the rulebook and shared some rule changes on Twitter.

The first? “Players may not wear exposed undergarments with an exposed hood hanging outside the collar of the jersey,” he tweeted.

This is a classic NFL reaction to something cool. Namely, ex-Green Bay receiver James Jones wearing a hoodie under his jersey. A move that gave hope to the throngs of people, like me, who love the idea of a comfortable hooded sweatshirt being appropriate work attire.

Jones — a San Jose native — credited his signature look to his “Cali swag” last November.

And now the league has done away with that as well.

Another misstep from the league office as the people will always side with swag over suits.

Jones is currently a 32-year-old free agent, coming off a solid season when he caught 50 passes for 890 yards and nine touchdowns.

The former San Jose State Spartan offered his services to the 49ers during an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio.

“I’m right here in San Francisco, in the Niners’ backyard,” Jones said. “You know what I mean? I’d love to stay here at home and play for the Niners. I don’t have to move my family or any of that stuff. My kids get to stay in school. But, at the same time, I’m just ready to play. I’ll play wherever. I’m just ready to get it on.”

Your move, Trent Baalke.

T. Rich: Hall of Famer?

Former No. 3 overall pick Trent Richardson said Wednesday that he intends on ending his career in the Hall of Fame.

Richardson signed with the Raiders before the 2015 season to a two-year deal but was released after missing part of training camp due to pneumonia. He’s attempting to make a comeback this year with the Baltimore Ravens.

The former Alabama running back has struggled throughout his pro career, but a little irrational confidence is necessary for pro athletes.

Maybe his big break is right around the corner; just gotta hope he doesn’t run into an O-lineman en route.

Just Posted

Police union calls on chief to resign for not standing by raid on journalist’s home

Chief Scott faces pressure to step down after acknowledging searches may have flouted state law

State bill could dismantle SF regulations of bikeshare, e-scooters

Legislation backed by Uber, Bird would override local rules for ‘micro-mobility’ services

Mission entrepreneurs threatened with displacement may win a reprieve

Planning Commission approves 10-year exception to use restrictions for Activspace building tenants

Police chief acknowledges raid on journalist’s home may have violated state laws

Admission marks major turnaround for department after outrage over First Amendment violation

Two people taken to the hospital after South of Market shooting

Suspect fled the area and remains at large

Most Read