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NFL schedule of fines for 2016 season

The NFL fines for the 2016 season are subject to an automatic 5% increase from the previous season, according to the provision of the collective bargaining agreement with the players union and the league. Offenses against game officials Violation First Offense Second Offense Physical contact with official $30,387 $60,775 Verbal or other non-physical offense against…

Replay reversals up sharply

  View image | gettyimages.com  The percentage of reversals on coach’s challenges has risen about 5 percentage points from 39.4% at the end of the 2014 season to 43.4% after week 4, while the reversal percentage including booth reviews has increased 10 percentage points from 36.6% to 46.2%. Jim Caldwell leads the pack getting reversals…

Officiating crews for the 2015 season

Football Zebras has obtained the officiating crew rosters for the 2015 NFL season. This season, 10 new officials have been hired, with one additional hire after the NFL announcement in April. There are three veteran officials are designated as swing officials, who will move between crews through the season. John Hussey was promoted to referee…

Owners approve Competition Committee’s ‘Sportsmanship’ Report

[Editor’s note: The following is the text of the report from the Competition Committee, entitled “Sportsmanship,” that was approved by the owners at the annual meeting on March 26, 2014. Attached to the report was Rule 12, Section 3, which contains the unsportsmanlike conduct rules.] “Sportsmanship” in athletic competition can be defined in many ways.…