RULE 4 — SCRIMMAGE

SECTION 4 — PLACEMENT OF THE BALL

When the ball is placed in play by the Referee after a scoring play, after the ball has been declared dead in the end zone, or following the application of a penalty for a foul in goal or a foul on a convert, Team A may elect to scrimmage the ball at any point between the hash marks.

If the ball becomes dead within 24 yards of either Sideline, or goes Out of Bounds, it shall next be scrimmaged 24 yards in from such Sideline at the yardage point where it becomes dead.

If Team A has possession of the ball within one yard of either Goal Line, it shall be scrimmaged one yard out from such Goal Line.

When, on third down, Team A scrimmages on or within its own 15-yard line, Team A may position the ball away from the goal posts towards the closest Sideline, but not closer than 24 yards to such Sideline.

If Team A is scrimmaging within 10 yards of its own Goal Line, it shall be permitted to have the ball moved out to the nearest hash mark.

THE OFFICIAL PLAYING RULES FOR THE CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE 2016

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