LFL SAFETY ENACTS QUARTERBACK SLIDE AND DEFENSELESS RECEIVER RULES FOR 2013, LFL360.com
(LAS VEGAS, NV. – Tuesday, March 26, 2013) LFL Global officials have announced, as part of a new safety program called LFL Safety, the Quarterback Slide and Defenseless Receiver rules will be enacted for the 2013 seasons across LFL USA, Canada and Australia.
These new rules will enable quarterbacks to slide feet first to avoid being hit by defenders as well as protect receivers that are going up to catch a football and exposing their bodies to defenders. Any violation of either rule will result in a unnecessary roughness penalty on the field and possible game suspension by the league office.
The Quarterback Slide rule will not protect quarterbacks that are advancing the ball as a traditional runner.
“As part of the LFL Safety program, there are several measures that are currently under consideration. The Quarterback Slide and Defenseless Receiver rules will insure greater protection of our athletes. While football is a contact and sometimes brutal sport, there are measures we can take as a league, as coaches, and as players to sustain greater longevity and health among our athletes and our game,” said Mitchell S. Mortaza, Commissioner, Legends Football League, LLC.
LFL Global will soon be naming a committee of seven individuals that will oversee LFL Safety comprising of players and coaches representing all three global leagues.