A conduct- or safety-related infraction such as hitting a ball carrier after he is already out of bounds, "piling on" a ball carrier who is already down, or violent contact with an opponent who is away from and out of the play.
15 yards; automatic first down if committed by defense
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Unnecessary Roughness penalties commited by position during the 2009 season.