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Illegal Bat

Definition

Advancing a live ball by intentionally batting the ball up the field. For example, an offensive lineman sees that a pileup on a fumbled ball is imminent and instead of recovering the fumble he swats or kicks the ball up the field in an attempt to get it to another teammate, or save yards.

Outcome

10 yards

2013 Stats

Penalty Log

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AgainstBeneficiaryDatePlayerPosRef CrewWeekQuarterTimeDownDistanceYardageDeclinedOffsettingHomePhase
Tampa BayN.Y. Jets09/08/13J.FreemanQBEd Hochuli1108:38350YesNoNoOffense
MiamiNew England10/27/13O.VernonDEWalt Anderson8409:092710NoNoNoDefense
SeattleSan Francisco12/08/13C.MaragosFSClete Blakeman14102:034240YesNoNoOffense
PittsburghGreen Bay12/22/13E.HoodDECarl Cheffers16305:32453NoNoNoSpecial Teams
Totals2.253.2510.2513200