CFL approves replay of pass interference


The Canadian Football League will allow its coaches to challenge pass interference penalties as well as plays where pass interference may have occurred, the league announced Thursday on its website.

The pass interference calls will be reviewed at the CFL’s centralized officiating Command Centre in Toronto.

According to CFL rules, coaches can use up to three challenges per game, with the third earned if the first two are successful. In the final three minutes, a team is able to challenge pass interference just once. The team must have a challenge and a timeout, the latter of which is surrendered if a play reviewed in the hopes of drawing pass interference is judged to have no penalty.

In a recent PFT poll, more than 73 percent of respondents indicated they would like pass interference to be reviewable in NFL games.