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.

2018 Stats

By Penalty

Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalties commited by position during the 2018 season.

NameCountYardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
Wide Receiver111548300
Defensive Back1925661313
Unknown/Unset4551300
Linebacker1517941101
Runningback5734100
Quarterback2302000
Offensive Line4572202
Defensive Line3451210
Tight End1150101
Special Teams1150100
Totals65879283727
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