Is this a penalty?

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Is this a penalty?

Postby fabe » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:42 am

Someone at work asked me "If you hurdle over a player lying on the turf, and you accidentally step on his stomach, is that a penalty?" I told him that I've never seen that before but I assumed it would be. I know if he accidentally stepped on his head it would be. Do you know?

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Postby Deadskins » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:00 am

No, not even if you stepped on his helmet.
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Postby fabe » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:19 am

Deadskins wrote:No, not even if you stepped on his helmet.


Really? So the refs must be thinking "He shouldn't have been lying there."

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Postby Countertrey » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:26 am

fabe wrote:
Deadskins wrote:No, not even if you stepped on his helmet.


Really? So the refs must be thinking "He shouldn't have been lying there."
Players get stepped on all the time at the bottom of piles, working through blockers, etc. Part of the game.

It's only a penalty when you stomp someone's face... aka Haynesworth/Gurode... yup... you can't do that even if he's a Cowboy... both unsportsman like conduct or uneccesary roughness would apply in that case... with the possibility of immediate ejection.

You can't do that to a Cowboy??? how messed up is that? :-s
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Re: Is this a penalty?

Postby KazooSkinsFan » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:37 am

fabe wrote:Someone at work asked me "If you hurdle over a player lying on the turf, and you accidentally step on his stomach, is that a penalty?" I told him that I've never seen that before but I assumed it would be. I know if he accidentally stepped on his head it would be. Do you know?


It is if you do it on purpose, but other then that, no
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