In the Calgary game this weekend Ireland called a PI penalty that didn't make any sense to me. Ireland called it "pass interference on an uncatchable ball". From everything I know, if it's uncatchable it is no longer interference, but illegal contact on a receiver?
Is this some weird change to the CFL rule, or did Ireland just miss it?
Team B Interference
(i) If interference is ruled accidental – L10 PLS and AFD for Team A.
(ii) If interference is ruled deliberate – AFD awarded to Team A at PF or 10
yards in advance of PLS (whichever is closer to Team B Goal Line). If the infraction
occurs in the Team B Goal Area — AFD to Team A at Team B’s one-yard line.
(iii) By Team B on a convert attempt – attempt repeated by Team A at Team B’s
It does not specify but does say this regarding uncatchable:
b If a player commits pass interference when a forward pass is deemed
uncatchable, it shall be ruled as “Pass Interference.?[/b]What I am taking from that is that any deliberate interference by the defense will result in an automatic first down. I have seen it called this way, and have not see in called the other.