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NFL Announces Key Rule Change That Will Impact Player Taunting This Season

Players probably aren't happy about this rule.

CINCINNATI — The NFL announced multiple rule changes on Tuesday, including one that will impact the amount of taunting done by the players. 

Game officials have been instructed to strictly enforce taunting rules in 2021. Two violations will result in an automatic ejection and players could also faces fines and/or suspensions. 

"We saw an increase in actions that clearly are not within the spirit and intent of this rule and not representative of the respect to opponents and others on the field," the league said in the announcement video. "Game officials have been instructed to strictly enforce the taunting rules. and players and coaches are reminded that two taunting penalties committed by an individual player will result in automatic disqualification." 

Watch the video in its' entirety below. 

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