Unsportsmanlike Conduct


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


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

2020 Stats

Penalty Log

MiamiNew England09/13/20J.BakerLB1406:08410NoNoNoDefense
BuffaloLA Rams09/27/20J.AllenQB3407:3232215NoNoYesOffense
New OrleansGreen Bay09/27/20J.GraySS3212:0741615NoNoYesOffense
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