Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Definition

Any person (usually a player but occasionally a coach and very rarely one or more spectators) acts or speaks in a manner deemed to be intentionally harmful or especially objectionable by the game officials, or by rule. Unsportsmanlike conduct is a non-contact foul; if contact is involved it becomes a personal foul. Examples include verbal abuse of officials, and taunting, which, since 2004 in the NFL, has included any "prolonged and premeditated celebrations" by players.

Some Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalties, such as Taunting, get "upgraded" to their own category. Unsportsmanlike Conduct is also often confused with Unnecessary Roughness

Outcome

15 yards. If committed by the defense, automatic first down.

2017 Stats

By Penalty

Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalties commited by position during the 2017 season.

NameCountYardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
Defensive Back1923610912
Linebacker81174402
Unknown/Unset91092700
Tight End2301100
Defensive Line111426500
Wide Receiver111585601
Special Teams2300200
Runningback4602200
Offensive Line4601300
Quarterback190100
Totals71951314015
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