Author Topic: 2012 Helmet Rule Concern  (Read 7350 times)

Offline ECILLJ

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Re: 2012 Helmet Rule Concern
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2012, 04:28:14 PM »
In Illinois we would also send the player off for a play.

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Re: 2012 Helmet Rule Concern
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2012, 07:21:40 PM »
Since neither of the fouls in Patrick's scenarios affected the helmet, in Virginia we'd send the kid off.  Having your ankle held doesn't have anything to do with how loose you've strapped your hat on.
Right. Send 'em off.

The spirit of the rule is to provide a mild incentive for players to have properly fitting helmets. The purpose of the exception is to avoid punishing players whose helmet coming off is caused by a foul by an opponent.

The opponent merely fouling the player whose helmet comes off is not sufficient to invoke the exception (unless, of course, you're working in one of the states that says it is).

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Re: 2012 Helmet Rule Concern
« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2012, 05:42:46 AM »
Personally, I agree.  However, our state interpreter tends toward LCD interpretations (see thread on the new definition of "catch").