Giants’ Weston Richburg first player ejected under new unsportsmanlike conduct rule

Sunday September 25th, 2016

Giants center Weston Richburg became the first player ejected under a new NFL rule on Sunday. 

Richburg was called for unsportsmanlike conduct after taunting Redskins cornerback Josh Norman in the fourth quarter. It was his second unsportsmanlike conduct penalty of the day. Under a new rule approved in March, players called for two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties are automatically ejected

On a long catch by Odell Beckham, Richburg blocked Norman and circled back to taunt him after the play. 

The rule is being tested on a one-year trial basis this year. 

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