Football Unsportsmanlike Conduct
What is an Unsportsmanlike Conduct Penalty in Football?
Unsportsmanlike conduct is a penalty in Football that is called on a team when a player violates the rule of general sportsmanship. Unsportsmanlike conduct includes excessive celebration, taunting opposing players excessively, removing a helmet at any time while on the field, using illegal substitution methods in an effort to confuse the opponent, or calling for consecutive timeouts before a play is ran between the timeouts. Unsportsmanlike conduct is a 15 yard penalty, and an automatic 1st down if committed by the defense. Two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties can result in a player, coach, or officials disqualification if deemed serious enough.