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Just saw this on Drudge.

NFL Approves Rule For Ejections On Head Hits, Ban On Leaping Line To Block Kicks

March 28, 2017 2:22 PM

By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) — If an NFL player makes an “egregious” hit to an opponent next year, he’s going to be sent to the showers early.

That’s the new law of the land in the NFL, as the owners voted on Tuesday to approve a rule change which results in automatic ejections for “egregious” hits to the head.

The NFL rule on automatic ejections for egregious hits to the head was approved. Sounds like the competition committee expected this

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 28, 2017

The rule is sure to cause controversy whenever it comes in to play, as certain hits to the head tend to get officiated differently than others. Like, for example, numerous hits to the head of Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.

You're typically not allowed to do this to the quarterback's face.

— Michael Hurley (@michaelFhurley) September 9, 2016

Now I don't personally like when this gets called, but normally any head contact = flag.

— Michael Hurley (@michaelFhurley) September 9, 2016

You have to go to the link for the rest.
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