CFL approves rule changes, including more video review
The CFL announced Wednesday that the league's board of governors has unanimously approved a rule change that will see all scoring plays subject to video review.
Replay officials will now have the power to review all touchdowns, field goals, converts, singles and safeties.
The league's rules committee tabled the proposal last month at the CFL congress.
The CFL has used video review for the last six seasons.
The board of governors also approved two rules that specifically address the safety of players whose helmets come off during play:
- If a ball carrier's helmet comes off, the play will now be blown dead immediately. The line of scrimmage for the next play will be where the player's helmet came off.
- If a non-ball carrier's helmet comes off, that player can no longer participate in the play. If he does, the player will be penalized 10 yards for illegal participation. If a player hits an opposing player who isn't participating because he lost his helmet, he will be penalized 15 yards for unnecessary roughness.
The league's rules committee is made up of head coaches, general managers, team presidents, league officials and a representative of the CFL Players' Association.