College Football: Players who deliver hits to the head could be ejected
You knew it was just a matter of time before the NCAA followed the NFL's lead in regards to player safety. The NCAA rules committee has unanimously approved strengthening the penalty for targeted hits to the head.
If the rules oversight panel approves the plan, the 15-yard penalty will now have an ejection tacked on.
Consider this another high-profile step in the effort to make football less dangerous and cut down the risk of head injuries.
The NFL has been cracking down on helmet hits in recent seasons, handing out more frequent fines and even suspensions. But those penalties are determined days later, after the play has been reviewed.
Under the NCAA Football Rules Committee proposal, video replay will be used to determine the ejection part of the penalty, but that call will be made immediately.
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