Contact Us

Referee Explains Patriots Penalty

Getty Images

Referee Jerome Boger explained in a pool report the penalty committed by Patriots defensive tackle Chris Jones that gave the Jets another chance to kick in overtime yesterday.

Pool reporter Mike Reiss asked Boger: “Please explain the penalty that was called on Number 94 (Jones) on the field goal.”

Boger: “The call was that #94 on the defense pushed his teammate into the formation. That is a rule change for 2013 that a teammate cannot push a teammate into the opponents formation.”

Reiss: “Is it any type of push? Is it a two-handed push?”

Boger: :Any push. It could be with the body, not necessarily with the hand, but with the body, into his teammate, into the formation. It’s any type of pushing action.”

Reiss: Is there anything else to go over with this penalty?”

Boger: No, the umpire’s flag went up almost instantaneously as he observed the action. We just enforced it when we called it.”

Reiss: “And that;s a 15-yard penalty?”

Boger: “For unsportsmanlike conduct.”

[Associated Press]

More From WBSM

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wbsm.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WBSM - New Bedford's Local Source For News, Talk, and Sports! quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on WBSM - New Bedford's Local Source For News, Talk, and Sports! quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!