Nicole Pyles, a high school student in North Carolina was playing in her last high school softball game of the season, where she was forced to cut her braids during the game.
Pyles, had just hit a double, but it was her hair that became the center of attention. The coach of the opposing team started complaining they couldn't see her jersey number. So Pyles, tucked her braids into her sports bra and continued to play. However, that same inning her hair became an issue again.
This time the issue wasn't her hair covering her number. The umpire claimed her hair beads 'violated the rules.'
Pyles was then given the option to either stop playing or lose the beads. Her team was in the lead and she didn't want to let them down, so she chose to cut off her hair.
According to Good Morning America, The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), which provides the uniform playing rules, prohibits student-athletes from wearing hair beads, bandanas and plastic visors.
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