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Sam El Barouki Discusses Common Football Penalties

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It is estimated that almost two-thirds of Americans watch professional football games on television, including 73 percent of men and 55 percent of women. Even though the sport is popular, many people may not know all the technicalities of the game, such as the penalties.

Sam El Barouki, currently a student pursuing his doctorate of business administration, is also an avid football fan who roots for the Philadelphia Eagles. Here Sam El Barouki shares his insight into a few of the more common football penalties.

Personal foul – A personal foul is called when one player hits an opposing player in a way that could cause serious injury. This includes helmet-to-helmet or helmet-to-head contact, hitting a player at the knees, or hitting a player when he is already out of the field of play.

Intentional grounding – This penalty is called when the quarterback throws the ball to the ground in order to avoid being tackled, and when it is apparent that there is no eligible receiver in the vicinity. The quarterback can, however, intentionally throw the ball to the sidelines or through the end zone out of bounds without incurring a penalty.

Encroachment – Encroachment occurs when a defensive player crosses the line of scrimmage and fails to return to his side before the ball is snapped by the offense. Encroachment usually incurs a five-yard penalty, which the offense can accept or decline.

Written by sambarouki

February 5, 2014 at 11:57 pm