NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino said he's "sure" the competition committee will look into instituting a rule similar to the NCAA's. In college, a player flagged for taunting on a play that results in a touchdown nullifies the score -- and it's a 15-yard penalty from the spot of the foul.
Last season when the NFL signed its new CBA(Collective Bargain Agreement) to end the lockout and save the season. There were a few stipulations that some players voiced there displeasure with but for the good of the game they sat aside there griefs. One such stipulation is that all appeals of fines and suspensions laid out by Roger Goodell will be appealed by none other then Roger Goodell? Not a separate appeals board, but Goodell. So lets get this straight a LB gets fined 30,000$ and suspended for 2 games by Goodell for a hit he feels was illegal. The LB doesn't agree and appeals the suspension and he has to go see the same man who jus suspended him? But players signed off on the deal and its done, even though its crazy.
The flow of the game has been compromised with all the penalty calls. Penalties are in a grey area where sometimes they're called and other times they aren't. I'm sure if a ref isn't calling X number of penalties in a season he's downgraded.
I think with Tate's it should not have been a TD since the taunting happened well before he scored. That should have been 15 yards and no TD. If the taunting happens after the TD then it should be on the kickoff but Tate's happened while the play was still going.
I don't disagree with it. If the infraction occurs while the play is still live it should nullify the TD IMO. There's no place for that in football. Score the TD and celebrate with your team. No need for taunting anyone in any situation. I'm still in shock that Golden Taint thinks hes accomplished enough and is good enough to throw it someone's face like that. Classless all the way. Glad to see coach Carroll sit him down afterward and set him straight. Hate Carroll but I think he was genuinely disappointed in Taint.
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