1. Intentional grounding of a forward pass is a foul: loss of down
and 10 yards from previous spot if passer is in the field of play
or loss of down at the spot of the foul if it occurs more than 10
yards behind the line or safety if passer is in his own end zone when
ball is released.
2. Intentional grounding will be called when a passer, facing an imminent
loss of yardage due to pressure from the defense, throws a forward
pass without a realistic chance of completion.
3. Intentional grounding will not be called when a passer, while out
of the pocket and facing an imminent loss of yardage, throws a pass
that lands at or beyond the line of scrimmage, even if no offensive
player(s) have a realistic chance to catch the ball (including if
the ball lands out of bounds over the sideline or end line).
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