Let's say that your league has agreed to a rule where there's no going for it on 4th downs unless it's 4th and 2 and under, 4th quarter, on the opponents side of the field, or you're down by 21.
Let's also say team A goes for it on 4th and 3 from their own 45 yard line down 7 in the first quarter. Team B makes slight mention of the rule, but does nothing else to stop the game or draw attention to it. Team A converts, scoring a TD later in the drive. No other 4th down conversions are attempted by Team A.
The game ends in dramatic fashion with Team A coming out on top 52-49. Immediately upon conclusion team B points to the fact that Team A went for it on a 4th down greater than two yards to go leading to a scoring play that was greater than the difference in the outcome of the game and wants retribution.
Commish, how would you handle this? There is no precedent set and this is the first time this issue had been addressed.
This post was edited on 3/18 at 11:54 pm