needs moar usage
Ground cant cause fumble?
For 4 decades of watching football I thought a tenet is "the ground cant cause a fumble." I thought that if a runner tluches the ball to the ground, the play is dead -- the runner is down.
So Denard, hding the ball, touched it to the ground. Ball came free because impact with the ground jarred ball free.
To me, play is dead there, he's down. Ground cant't cause him to fumble.
So why was that a fumble? What subpart of a subprovision of subsection of a subrule do I not know?
Its not like I can blame the refs. No one on TV said it, Home didnt point to the refs, etc.