New Rule Enforcing Penalties for Major Offensive Fouls Approved by NFL

NFL approves new penalty enforcement rules for plays resulting in turnovers

The Competition Committee recently put forth a proposal to enforce penalties for major offensive fouls, such as unnecessary roughness, on plays that result in a change of possession. This proposal was approved by the league during its annual meeting.

The approval of this ban on hip-drop tackles will be the headline from this year’s league meeting. However, another significant change that was approved by the league relates to how fouls are enforced on plays resulting in a change of possession.

On Monday, the NFL announced that the proposal was approved by a vote of team owners. In order for a change to be added to the rulebook, two-thirds of the teams in the league must approve it.

The Competition Committee proposed this change to ensure consistency in enforcing all major fouls and give teams more opportunities to challenge calls and ensure fair play on the field. This change aims to provide greater clarity and consistency in how fouls are called and enforced, ultimately leading to a safer and more enjoyable game for fans.

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