clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

A player could be kicked out of a game for 2 personal foul penalties during the 2016 season and beyond

New, comments

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is proposing that the league should adopt a policy where two personal foul penalties will get a player ejected.

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is pushing for players around the league to be ejected from games if they commit two personal foul penalties. In a 2015 season where players like New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham got into a fight with Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman, to go along with the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers having an embarrassing dispute in the postseason, Goodell seems to have had enough.

"I believe the league should pursue a policy where if there are two personal fouls in a game, there's an automatic ejection of a player," Goodell noted via NFL.com. "I believe that that's consistent with what we believe are the safety issues, but I also believe it's consistent with what we believe are the standards of sportsmanship that we've emphasized."

Such a move being approved by the NFL's competition committee could cause a lot of players around the to think twice about their actions on the field especially in terms of defensive players sacking a quarterback. But the NFL players association will certainly have a say in how this plays out.