ANALYZING FOULS AND PENALTIES
Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 09:25AMIn the Rule Book: Fouls and Penalties, Section 4D,
"A player shall be penalized for any act of objectionable conduct, including but not limited to ... baiting or taunting an opponent by act or word.
"Is this a new rule? It appears that a player can be penalized for hurting another player's feelings. I didn't realize CFL players were so sensitive.
Answer:This rule has been in the CFL rule book for several years. It is designed to penalize players who are "showing up" their opponents. It is an act that often leads to additional "extra curricular" player action which we wish to curb.The act of taunting an opponent has nothing to do with football
I think that dancing in the endzone should be added to the list of taunting. If that isn't the ultimate in "showing up" their opponents I dont know what is. Also I think it is somewhat "Little League"