Later today, the Competition Committee will announce via media conference call its agenda of proposed rules and bylaws changes for next week’s league meetings. As expected, the Competition Committee will be proposed a rule mandating ejections in the wake of two personal fouls.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Committee is expected to recommend that an ejection will happen after a player commits two personal fouls in the same game. The challenge becomes selecting the fouls that will fall under the two-strikes-and-you’re-out umbrella.
Rapoport says fewer than five penalties will fall within this category. PFT reported earlier this month that two categories were being considered. The first category would consist of verbal abuse, taunting, and throwing a punch or a kick. The second category would be broader, with hits on defenseless players, impermissible use of the helmet, crown-of-helmet violations, roughing the passer, late hits, striking, kneeing, and kicking.
Whatever the Competition Committee does, no rules change without at least 24 ownership votes.