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.

2019 Stats

By Penalty

Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalties commited by position during the 2019 season.

NameCountYardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
Defensive Line91105400
Wide Receiver6871512
Runningback1151001
Offensive Line4502200
Defensive Back101375522
Unknown/Unset2302000
Totals32429161635
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