Rules changes update

Posted by Chris Brown on May 24, 2011 – 11:31 am

Here’s a rundown of the rules changes that were approved by the League’s Competition Committee and subsequently the owners at their meetings in Indianapolis this week.

They deal chiefly with the defenseless player and defenders that launch themselves at ball carriers. Players that launch their bodies into ball carriers will not only result in a 15-yard penalty, but said player could be ejected from the game for such hits. The definition of the defenseless player was also expanded by the Competition Committee.

FOXSports.com has provided the full list of additions.


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