NFL Tight End Tyler Eifert To Honor Fallen Retired Cop David Dorn On Helmet

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Jaguars tight end Tyler Eifert plans to pay tribute to fallen retired St. Louis police captain David Dorn on his helmet this season under the NFL’s rule to allow names displayed on helmet padding. “Got some very good news from former Bengals player/current Jaguars player Tyler Eifert that he will honor fallen police officer David Dorn on his helmet,” Hamilton County (OH) Republican Party Chairman Alex Triantafilou tweeted this week.

Dorn was shot and killed June 2 while responding to a burglar call at his friend’s pawn shop. Dorn retired from the St. Louis police force in 2007 after serving for 38 years, going from patrol officer to captain.

“Per a source with knowledge of the situation, players may display the names of victims of police violence and/or systemic racism on the padding along the bottom of the backs of their helmets,” Mike Florio reported in late August.

With a week to go before the start of the NFL season, it’s still unclear who will be in charge of the list of names approved for the helmet padding or if players will just modify the helmets as they see fit.

Eifert, who is in his first year with the Jags after a seven-year run with the Cincinnati Bengals, joins NHL player Pat Maroon in honoring fallen officers. This week, Maroon taped his stick in honor of Tamaris Bohannon, another St. Louis police officer who was shot and killed Saturday during a standoff with a gunman.

Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.


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  1. I am for no political or social statements in sports just play the game having said that if statements are to be made then this is the way to do it. Honor the good law abiding people especially the leos that protect all of us not the criminals and blm. Outstanding to Tyler to honor this fallen officer it shows there are still men willing to do the right thing we need more men of courage to stand up.

  2. This is great to read. We need more of this to support law enforcement instead of the constant BLM bs.
    Like San Antonio police officer Ben Marconi who was ambushed and assassinated while he was sitting in his patrol vehicle in 2016.

  3. I’m fine with the SJW crap on the helmets and end zones and everything as long as players are also allowed to have the names of murdered officers. The NBA would have had my eyes on them if they hadn’t only limited their messages to leftist SJW garbage. Seriously. I don’t watch because I don’t stand for hypocrisy. Either be tolerant of ALL views or shut up and dribble.

    I can’t be the only person like this, right?

  4. I think the NFL should stay out of putting any non-football names or initials on their uniforms. GSH or AL are fine. These are NFL heroes. If a player wants to display George Floyd or Breonna Taylor, let them tattoo their arms. See how much they really care about these BLM martyrs.

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