When Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan knocked out Packers receiver Devante Adams with a vicious (and illegal) helmet-to-helmet hit on Thursday, some argued that Trevathan should have been the first player to be sent to the showers under the league’s new rule mandating automatic ejections for egregious hits to the head. Trevathan wasn’t the first player ejected under the new rule, because there is no new rule. Contrary to a March 2017 report from NFL Media that the “rule on automatic ejections for egregious hits to the head was approved,” an NFL spokesman has informed PFT that the rule was not approved or otherwise adopted.
NFL has not approved an automatic ejection rule
Pro Football Talk | Sep 29