NFL considers automatic ejections for targeting

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ESPN.com—NFL to consider automatic ejections for targeting infractions in an effort to reduce hits to the head.

NFL considers automatic ejections for targeting. The NFL will discuss the possibility of adding a targeting rule that would require mandatory ejection for players who hit defenseless opponents above the shoulder. The framework of the rule, in place since 2013 in college football, is on the February 2018 agenda of the NFL's powerful competition committee. "I think it's something that we have to consider," said Troy Vincent, the NFL's executive vice president of football operations, during a conference call Wednesday with reporters. ...