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Tyreek Hill’s famous peace sign may need to change for the 2021 season according to NFL taunting rules

The No-Fun League hits once more.
It wouldn’t be the NFL offseason without a contentious rule change looming ahead of the following season.
This year, NFL officials will make taunting regulations a “point of emphasis,” which means that instead of some bad, horrible, and cool flexes, expect pleasantries among competitors all year.
In 2021, according to the NFL’s annual rule update and areas of emphasis video, game officials have been told to strictly enforce taunting laws.
More: Rating the NFL’s best receivers for 2021 https://t.co/aMafmvxwxt — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 10, 2021 MORE: Ranking the NFL’s best receivers for 2021 The rule itself hasn’t changed much: it’s still 15 yards for taunting, and two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties usually result in an automatic ejection, occasionally resulting in fines and even bans (!!).
Although automatic ejections and fines for taunting aren’t new, competition committee chairman Rich McKay said coaches raised the problem in the spring.
The following is an exact quote from the video.
Officials continue to be concerned about the illegal use of helmets.
What this means: Players like Tyreek Hill may have to have his deuces holstered when taking a Patrick Mahomes throw to the end zone. pic.twitter.com/oLLS3dOafH — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 10, 2021
We’ll also miss out on great moments like Antoine Winfield Jr.’s.
In the Super Bowl, Hill was given a peace sign.
It appears that retaliation is no longer acceptable.
It’s worth noting that taunting penalties will be enforced more aggressively for the 2021 season, but end-zone celebrations are still perfectly acceptable and within the rules.
At the very least, the league has that.
After all, taunting will be tough for officials to pick out, and no two taunting scenarios will likely be the identical.
Put it down to the NFL getting in its own way once more.

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Tyreek Hill’s famous peace sign may need to change for the 2021 season according to NFL taunting rules

The No-Fun League hits once more.
It wouldn’t be the NFL offseason without a contentious rule change looming ahead of the following season.
This year, NFL officials will make taunting regulations a “point of emphasis,” which means that instead of some bad, horrible, and cool flexes, expect pleasantries among competitors all year.
In 2021, according to the NFL’s annual rule update and areas of emphasis video, game officials have been told to strictly enforce taunting laws.
More: Rating the NFL’s best receivers for 2021 https://t.co/aMafmvxwxt — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 10, 2021 MORE: Ranking the NFL’s best receivers for 2021 The rule itself hasn’t changed much: it’s still 15 yards for taunting, and two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties usually result in an automatic ejection, occasionally resulting in fines and even bans (!!).
Although automatic ejections and fines for taunting aren’t new, competition committee chairman Rich McKay said coaches raised the problem in the spring.
The following is an exact quote from the video.
Officials continue to be concerned about the illegal use of helmets.
What this means: Players like Tyreek Hill may have to have his deuces holstered when taking a Patrick Mahomes throw to the end zone. pic.twitter.com/oLLS3dOafH — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 10, 2021
We’ll also miss out on great moments like Antoine Winfield Jr.’s.
In the Super Bowl, Hill was given a peace sign.
It appears that retaliation is no longer acceptable.
It’s worth noting that taunting penalties will be enforced more aggressively for the 2021 season, but end-zone celebrations are still perfectly acceptable and within the rules.
At the very least, the league has that.
After all, taunting will be tough for officials to pick out, and no two taunting scenarios will likely be the identical.
Put it down to the NFL getting in its own way once more.

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For any infraction of the COVID-19 protocol, the NFL will fine unvaccinated athletes $14,650.

As DeAndre Hopkins expressed his dissatisfaction with the NFL’s immunization policies on Twitter, Tim Hasselbeck wonders how the league will react.
(1:04) Should the NFL be concerned about players like DeAndre Hopkins refusing to be vaccinated?
(1:04) Every time unvaccinated NFL players violate COVID-19 procedures, they will be fined $14,650.
After a rumor that Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians will fine a player “$14,000 on the spot any time he isn’t wearing a mask or is breaking a protocol,” others speculated that Arians was enacting his own personal rule.
In a text message to ESPN, Arians said, “NFL policy.”
“League rules,” said NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy, who added that Arians “was correct” in his interpretation of the rule.
By final cut-downs, Arians estimates the Bucs will have about 85% of their players properly vaccinated.
Yet, several players have expressed their opposition to the immunization.
“Vaccine I can’t do it,” said running back Leonard Fournette, who had the most yards from scrimmage of any player on any team this playoffs. Antonio Hamilton, a newcomer anticipated to offer depth at cornerback, termed the vaccines “experiments” in a tweet and said, “If they get rid of me for exposing information to the uneducated, then so be it!”
“Just follow last year’s regulations,” Arians said if they still refuse to get the vaccine. The Buccaneers, who visited the White House on Tuesday and received their Super Bowl rings on Thursday, will begin training camp on Sunday.