NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wants to institute a new rule that would result in an automatic ejection for any player who gets two personal fouls in a game. Under that rule, Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib would have been ejected early in the second quarter of Super Bowl 50.
Talib got his first personal foul for taunting in the first quarter, and he got his second personal foul for facemasking in the second quarter.
Does the NFL want to kick a player out of a game for that? Goodell said at his Friday press conference that he does, but in the past the Competition Committee and the owners have been hesitant to pass new rules that would result in players getting kicked out of games.
Expect the owners to vote on Goodell’s proposal this offseason. And expect Talib’s Super Bowl penalties to be a significant part of the debate.