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2013 NFL Proposed Bylaws

2013 NFL Proposed Bylaws

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2013 PLAYING RULE PROPOSAL NO. 1
Amend Rule 15, Section 9 (Instant Replay, pgs. 89-90) to read (new languageunderlined, deleted language struck through):The League will employ a system of Instant Replay Review to aid officiating for reviewable plays as defined below. The following procedures will be used:
Article 1
 
Coaches’ Challenge.
In each game, a team will be permitted twochallenges that will initiate Instant Replay reviews. , except for plays when theon
 
-field ruling is a score for either team, an interception, a fumble or backward  pass that is recovered by an opponent or goes out of bounds through anopponent’s end zone, or a muffed scrimmage kick recovered by the kicking team.A team is also prohibited from challenging any ruling after the two
 
-minutewarning of each half, and throughout any overtime period. Each challenge willrequire the use of a team timeout The head coach will initiate a challenge bythrowing a red flag onto the field of play before the next legal snap or kick. Eachchallenge will require the use of a team timeout. If a challenge is upheld, thetimeout will be restored to the challenging team. A challenge will only be restored if a team is successful on both of its challenges, in which case it shall be awarded a third challenge, but a fourth challenge will not be permitted under anycircumstances. A team may challenge an on
 
-field ruling up until the next legalsnap or kick.
 Note 1: If there is a foul that delays the next snap, the team committing that foul willno longer be able to challenge the previous ruling. No challenges will berecognized from a team that has exhausted its time outs. A team that is out of timeouts or has used all of its available challenges may not attempt to initiate anadditional challenge. A team may challenge any reviewable play (see Article 4below) except for plays when the on-field ruling is a score for either team, aninterception, a fumble or backward pass that is recovered by an opponent or goesout of bounds through an opponent’s end zone, or a muffed scrimmage kick recovered by the kicking team. A team is also prohibited from challenging anyruling after the two-minute warning of each half, and throughout any overtime period. Note 2: A team that is out of timeouts or has used all of its available challenges maynot attempt to initiate an additional challenge. If a team initiates a challengewhen it is not permitted to do so, a timeout will be charged.
 
 
Penalty: For initiating a challenge when a team is prohibited from doing so hasexhausted its timeouts: Loss of 15 yards.Article 2ReplayOfficial’s Request for Review.
After all scoring plays,interceptions, fumbles and backward passes that are recovered by an opponent or goout of bounds through an opponent’s end zone, muffed scrimmage kicks recovered bythe kicking team, after the two-minute warning of each half and throughout anyovertime period,any Replay Review will be initiated  by a ReplayOfficial from a Replay Booth comparable to the location of the coaches’ booth or Press Box.
 Note 1: There is no limit to the number of Replay Reviews that may be initiated by the ReplayOfficial. His ability to initiate a review will be unrelated to the number of timeouts that either team has remaining ,and no timeout will be charged for anyreview initiated by the ReplayOfficial. Note 2: He The Replay Official must initiate a review before the ball is next legalsnap or kick legally put in play. and cannot review any ruling against a team that commits a foul that delays the next snap.
(c) Other reviewable plays:4. Ruling of incomplete pass when the recovery of a passer’s fumble, or therecovery of a backward pass, by an opponent or a teammate occurs in theaction following the fumble or backward pass.Submitted by Competition Committee
 Effect:
Allows a replay review to correct an officiating error when acoach challenges a play that is automatically reviewable by theReplay Official. Allows the defense to gain possession of the ball after a successful challenge of an incomplete pass rulingdownfield.
 Reason:
The penalty for an impermissible challenge was too severe.Allows the instant replay system to correct an officiating error.
 
 
 
VOTE
 
 DISPOSITION 
 
For ____________ 
Adopted Against ____________ 
Rejected Abstain ____________ 
Tabled Absent ____________ 
Withdrawn

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