NFL Rule Change Makes Ejection Possible For Using Helmet To Hit (VIDEO)

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Earlier this year, the league passed a new rule making it a 15-yard penalty to lower a helmet into an opponent. That rule was met with disapproval from pissed off fans as well as defensive players. Commissioner Roger Goodell promised over the next few months that the league will do everything in its power to educate players on how the new rule will be enforced.

On Tuesday, however, owners also approved the ejection standards to go along with the “use of the helmet” rule. Per the new rule: it is a foul if a player lowers his head to initiate and make contact with his helmet against an opponent.

Here’s a video that pretty much sums up how many players might be getting ejected in 2018:


Back in March, San Francisco 49ers CB Richard Sherman expressed his frustration about the rule. He strongly believes it will lead to more injuries.

It’s ridiculous,” Sherman told USA Today. “Like telling a driver if you touch the lane lines, you’re getting a ticket. [It’s] gonna lead to more lower-extremity injuries.”

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