Overheard on the sidelines, Joe Flacco told teammates
standing with him that they should tackle Ted Ginn Jr if he broke it and was heading for a final TD to win it.
If that happened, what would the refs be able to do, right? Interesting thing is, the refs could actually award a score to the 49ers. I never knew that. The rule:
Palpably Unfair Act. A player or substitute shall not interfere with play by any act which is palpably unfair. Penalty: For a palpably unfair act: Offender may be disqualified. The Referee, after consulting his crew, enforces any such distance penalty as they consider equitable and irrespective of any other specified code penalty. The Referee may award a score.
Could you imagine this actually happening? The media firestorm would be crazy.
Here's the NFL Films video
showing Flacco saying these things. It occurs around the 4:00 mark. I can't quite tell if he's kidding around, but it doesn't seem like it.
Edited by Rubes, 07 February 2013 - 02:23 PM.