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NFL Eliminates 'Tuck Rule'

NFL Eliminates 'Tuck Rule'

(AP) NFL ends tuck rule
AP Pro Football Writer

NFL owners overwhelmingly eliminated the tuck rule, one of the most criticized rules in pro football, at the NFL Annual Meeting in Phoenix. Now, if a quarterback loses control of the ball before he has fully protected it after opting not to throw, it is a fumble.

Video review now will be allowed on plays when a coach challenges even though he is not allowed to. But the coach will be penalized or lose a timeout, depending on when he threw the challenge flag.

According to reports, the Pittsburgh Steelers voted to keep the rule while New England and Washington abstained. 

Breitbart Sports contributed to this report. 

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