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NFL owners unanimously pass three rule changes

May 24th, 2011 - 4:18 pm

By a unanimous, 32-0 vote, the NFL owners passed three rule changes — or modifications — which deal directly with player safety. The rules that were addressed include the criteria of a defenseless player, the definition of launching, and the [...]

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NFL takes one step closer to flag football with “defenseless player” criteria

March 17th, 2011 - 8:57 am

Remember the days when a defender could grab a quarterback and throw him to the ground? When a defender could land on the passer with all his weight? When there wasn’t a particular “strike zone” — which isn’t all that [...]

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