Brice Butler Rips Refs Following Packers Win vs. Cowboys in NFC Divisional Round

January 16, 2017   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Brice Butler vented his frustration with the officiating in his team's 34-31 defeat to the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Round on Sunday.
Officials flagged Butler for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after he entered the huddle but didn't participate in a play in the first quarter.
"Never heard of it in my life," Butler said of the penalty, per NFL Network's Jane Slater. "[We] couldn't beat the stripes. You can quote me on that."
Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett concurred with Butler in that he'd never seen the rule enforced during a game, per ESPN's Ed Werder.
The Dallas Morning News' Jori Epstein provided the explanation from the NFL rulebook regarding Butler's infraction: "If [a player] approaches the huddle and communicates with a teammate, he is required to participate in at least one play before being withdrawn. Violations of this rule may be penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct."
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