Three-down breakdown: Kirk Penton at the CFL Combine

Brothers Cauchy and Henoc Muamba pose at the 2010 Grey Cup. (Winnipeg Sun files)

Brothers Cauchy and Henoc Muamba pose at the 2010 Grey Cup. (Winnipeg Sun files)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:25 PM ET

There will be no drastic changes to the way the CFL game is played this year.

The league’s 11-member rules committee didn’t go crazy on Friday morning when it voted on five proposals to rewrite the book by which the CFL abides.

One of the topics up for discussion was making a pass interference penalty a specific yardage and an automatic first down instead of the spot of the foul, like it is now. CFL director of officiating Tom Higgins said that would have been too big of a switch, so the proposal was shot down.

“It would’ve altered the way the game is played, because if a defensive back is possibly beaten at the end of a football game, you’d grab all the receivers,” said Higgins, who ran Friday’s meeting at a Toronto hotel. “That’s not ever the intent, to drastically change the way the game is played.”


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