The rule, sometimes referred to as the "Trent Richardson Rule," was enacted this offseason. The rule makes it illegal for offensive or defensive players to lower the crown of their helmet outside the tackle box.
"I didn't expect it," Battle told Titan Insider. "I thought it was a perfectly legal play. I've been running like that my whole career, so I didn't think they'd get me for it. It came yesterday. I couldn't even eat lunch. It made me sick."
There was much consternation, especially within the running back community, after the rule was passed.
"I'm not changing my style one bit," Battle continued. "I'm a physical runner. I've got to protect myself. If somebody's gonna go low on me, I've got to get low too. The low man wins. I'm not gonna change the way I run one bit."