T.J. Ward Comments on NFL’s New Ejection Rule

March 23, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

A few significant rule changes came from the NFL's league meeting on Wednesday, perhaps most notably a new ejection rule.
Owners adopted a change that will result in an automatic ejection in 2016 for any player who commits two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties in a game, per Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com.

Count Denver Broncos safety T.J. Ward as one player who disagrees with the rule. Ward, who was ejected in a game last year after punching Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, did not mince words when giving his opinion to NFL.com (h/t Sean Wagner-McGough of CBSSports.com):  
I think [the ejection rule is] B.S. Because a lot of those penalties are derived from playing hard. And accidental. So to kick someone out of the game for playing hard, on something that's accidental, or especially ... it's going to be defensively biased, 'cause, you know, facemask, horse collars, helmet-to-helmet hits. I mean, what do you got on offense? Chop block now? Ha...

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