Playing Rules Panel Approves More Stringent Penalty in Football

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Playing Rules Panel Approves More Stringent Penalty in Football
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The Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved a new football rule that requires players who target and contact defenseless players above the shoulders to be ejected, effective for the 2013 season. The change increases the on-field penalty for targeting by adding the automatic ejection to the existing 15-yard penalty.

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