When is it a foul for pulling a ball carrier forward?

There are many obscure rules and fouls in the NFL and at all levels of football, and one of those rules that seems to be popping up often is aiding or assisting the runner. It is an extremely rare call, but after a spate of plays across the NCAA and

Sendejo suspended 1 game for hit

window.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'V6U-BRciSbdJC2e9vX_7Bg',sig:'b7ZMVtV_5LQdGhHrJ1rLX1EWNItL0F2qh8kbsmwC9sQ=',w:'594px',h:'419px',items:'865107236',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); Vikings defensive back Andrew Sendejo has been suspended for one game for a hit on Ravens receiver Mike Wallace after after having his appeal denied by appeals officer Derrick Brooks. Sendejo was penalized for a hit to the head/neck area of a defenseless player after hitting

Everything you need to know about 10-second runoffs

In the last two minutes of each half, the time on the clock becomes extremely important. There are several rules that come in play, including the potential for a 10-second runoff. The runoff has been in the NFL in since 1955, and its purpose is to nullify the offense's advantage

Seahawks Jeremy Lane ejected in first quarter

Seahawks at Packers  (video) With 9:41 left in the first quarter, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw an interception that was returned for an apparent touchdown by Seahawks defensive lineman Nazir Jones. However, there were two fouls behind the play that were both against Seattle, one which resulted in the ejection of

Leaping no longer allowed on field goals

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'pX3v2zW1R8ZjRgl_GSmSiA',sig:'lsKSO8Wyy5QpCe4Xlhv5DMTFM-StjixnJXX69gu3xy8=',w:'395px',h:'594px',items:'506636274',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); One of the more exciting plays in football last year was a defender leaping over the line to block a field goal. Starting in 2017, that will no longer be allowed. At their meeting in March, the owners voted to amend the rulebook

Burfict facing long suspension (again) for hit

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'855X40DeSk5_Fv7r-uEXxg',sig:'dudny4BaJ2d3OnritlRT8fiwbr42isg5F87OcsTDSv0=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'839960648',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); Update 8/30: The NFL reduced the suspension of Burfict from 5 games to 3 on appeal, which will be served in the first 3 weeks of the regular season. The post has been updated to reflect the revised sanction. An excerpt from the

CFL and NFL expand development program for 2017

Embed from Getty Images   The NFL announced that the officiating department's development program with the Canadian Football League will be expanded this summer. The NFL and CFL launched an exchange program last summer which saw the NFL send officials to work some early season games in the CFL. In return, a

Unusual substitution call brings forth a substitute judgment call

Embed from Getty Images   This past Sunday during the playoff game between Dallas and Green Bay, there was a somewhat controversial substitution infraction called against the Cowboys. The penalty was called because Cowboys receiver Brice Butler came off the sideline, entered the huddle, and left the field without participating in the