Hunter sprinklers have been a contentious issue in the NFL for a number of years.
The league, through a rule change that was originally supposed to come into effect in 2017, decided to make them an optional part of the league’s water restrictions.
Now, some owners are saying they will allow sprinklers in 2018, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that fans will be able to flush out their toilets or showers.
As you can see in the video above, a sprinkler is shown being installed at a game between the Carolina Panthers and the Kansas City Chiefs.
It’s unclear whether or not the sprinklers were installed by the league, and some owners said they had never even seen a sprinklers before.
“I’m not really sure if that was done before or not,” Panthers owner Jerry Richardson told the AP.
“I can’t imagine it wasn’t.
We have been installing sprinklers on the field for a long time, but I don’t think it was a very common thing to do.”
A sprinkler installed in the middle of the field at the Super Bowl in 2016 was deemed illegal by the NFL after it was found to have water in it.
The sprinkler issue isn’t just a hot topic in the sport of football.
Last year, the league instituted a rule allowing teams to use “fire sprinklers” if they’re placed in a “temporary area” of the stadium that’s not intended to be a temporary restroom or shower.
And now, the NFL is taking a look at the issue.
According to The New York Times, NFL officials have met with the National Football League Players Association and the National Hockey League, the owners of the most popular professional sports leagues in the United States, to look into sprinkler safety.
In addition to the sprinkler rule, the rule would allow teams to flush toilets and shower stalls at stadiums if they were not intended for such uses.
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