[sumo] Re: [now definitely off-topic] Police To Charge
sherlockiama at gmail.com
Mon Oct 1 16:25:01 EDT 2007
I had the game on at the time of this incident, and while it is true that
there is no specific rule [as in the NFL], there is rule that requires a
penalty on any hit of this nature when the player being hit is considered to
be in a defenseless position. Even the commentators of the game were amazed
that a flag was not thrown on this hit. The receiver was coming across the
middle leapt in the air to catch the ball and as his feet hit the ground he
was hit by the safety who was going full speed from the blind side, he had
no chance to brace for the hit or anything. If that doesn't meet the
definition of defenseless then that rule needs to be removed.
As to why the NCAA doesn't have the helmet to helmet rule, well i think
that is a topic for another discussion.
On 10/1/07, Brian Mullaney <bpm at lintech.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-10-01 at 10:26 -0400, Robert Hovestadt wrote:
> > player. I honestly that can be said about football as well, though I
> > say some officials need to reread the rule book. There was helmet to
> > hit this weekend in a college game that was clearly a violation of the
> > yet the officials did not call the penalty. Luckily the young man got up
> > after a minute or two and jogged off the field.
> I must of missed the rules about helmet-to-helmet in NCAA Football. I've
> been under the impression that the NCAA actually still allows contact.
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