CFL to propose new twist on overtime rules

{eot} Staff
3/4/2010 9:44:57 PM
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The CFL may have a new overtime format heading into the 2010 season.

The league's rules comittee has recommended a new system in which teams that score a touchdown in overtime be required to attempt a two-point conversion, as opposed to kicking an extra point.

"The rules committee decided that the two point convert will make an exciting approach to overtime even more exciting, with a pass or run with the game potentially on the line replacing a kick that has become relatively routine," said CFL Director of Officiating Tom Higgins in a media release.

"What's also exciting is the committee has again listened to our fans, and heeded their advice."

CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon asked fans to give their opinions on league rules for the second straight year; and requested they focus on potentially improving the overtime format. Seventy-five percent of the suggestions the league received were on overtime.

The proposal will be presented to the league's Board of Govenors, who will make the final decision in the Spring.

Mark Cohon (Photo: The Canadian Press)


(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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