View Full Version : What would happen if a player came off the sidelines and tackled a player?

05-17-2009, 11:24 AM
Let's say Terrell Owens jukes Champ Bailey at the Broncos 25 yard line and is headed straight for a touchdown and then, out of nowhere, Chris Kuper comes off the sideline and tackles Terrell Owens at midfield.

Do they award TO a TD?

15 yard penalty and Kuper is thrown out the game?

What happens? Anyone know.

05-17-2009, 11:32 AM
That's a good Question.I think its a 5 yard Penalty and Ejecting and the Refs can decide if they want to reward the other team with a TD.I'm not sure Tho Ive seen this Question in a different Board a long time ago.

05-17-2009, 11:35 AM

Touchdown Awarded (Palpably Unfair Act)
When Referee determines a palpably unfair act deprived a team of a touchdown. (Example: Player comes off bench and tackles runner apparently en route to touchdown.)

05-17-2009, 11:46 AM
How about if a coach comes off the sidelines and tackles the player? (I seem to recall Bill Cowher almost doing that during a game once).

05-17-2009, 11:49 AM
Or when Woody Hayes throat punched that kid from Clemson.

Garcia Bronco
05-17-2009, 01:37 PM
It's happened before in the 50's or 40's the refs awarded a TD.

05-17-2009, 02:10 PM
It has happened but in college football, in the Rose Bowl like in the 1940's but I can't remember all the details, there is film of it, it's quite odd to see.