Hall of Fame
- Dec 29, 2010
RULE SUMMARY VIEW OFFICIAL RULE
PLAYERS IN A DEFENSELESS POSTURE
Wow that sounds so easy to understand. You’d think a head official in the NFL playoffs would understand it.
Prohibited contact against a player who is in a defenseless posture is:
- forcibly hitting the defenselessplayer’s head or neck area with the helmet, facemask, forearm, or shoulder, even if the initial contact is lower than the player’s neck, and regardless of whether the defensive player also uses his arms to tackle the defenselessplayer by encircling or grasping him