NCAA 3-11 Tobacco Rule

NCAA 3-11 Tobacco Rule

Tobacco Rule

SECTION 11. The use of all tobacco products by student-athletes and game personnel (e.g., coaches, umpires, athletic trainers, managers) is prohibited at the site of the game competition.

PENALTY—Disqualification of the offending individual and head coach for the remainder of the contest. Team personnel other than the head coach will also serve a one game suspension. Umpires are instructed to take a zero tolerance policy in this area. The umpires’ jurisdiction begins with regard to this rule upon their arrival on the field or dugout in uniform. Umpires who use tobacco before, during or after a game in the vicinity of the site shall be reported to and punished by the proper disciplinary authority.

October 14, 2019
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