First of all I want to appologize if this was brought up in another forum.....
Winnipeg punts the ball. An Edmonton player almost blocks it, gets a hand on it and the ball comes close to the line of scrimage. Another Edmonton player trys to field it and a Bomber player gets the ball and runs with it.
There is a challange flag to see which side of the line of scrimage the Edmonton player was on.
Why does it matter what side of the line of scrimage the Edmonton player was on when he touched it WHEN an Edmonton player already touched it while trying to block the punt?
I know that if the ball was not touched as the player was trying to block it then there are rules about who can field a ball that did not pass the line of scrimage.
I thought the person blocking the punt made contact with the ball and therefore it does not matter who gets it after that because it is a live ball.