What is a Disqualification Penalty in Football?
A disqualification is a penalty in football that is called on a player who has incurred a penalty that results in that player being removed from the game. Penalties that justify a disqualification are usually harsh in nature and involve some sort of malicious intent towards the opposition, such as unnecessary roughness, unsportsmanlike conduct, or targeting. Players absent from the field can also be disqualified due to behavior on the sidelines. A disqualification penalty results in a 15-yard penalty for the offending team.