“Tuck Rule” eliminated, Crown-of-helmet rules passes

The NFL has eliminated the “Tuck Rule” by a vote of 29-1 with New England and Washington abstaining and Pittsburgh voting to keep it.

The NFL has passed the rule banning offensive players from using the crown of their helmets against defenders in the open field. This rule was passed 31-1 with Cincinnati the lone no vote.

The penalty will be a spot foul for 15 yards. In cases where a player is not penalized, he could still be subject to a fine if a video review determines contact was made with the crown of the helmet.