Late 'icing' timeouts are legal, but are they ethical?

The trend of coaches calling late timeouts from the sidelines to ice kickers has stirred up plenty of debate.

Originally Published: October 10, 2007
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Icing the kicker just milliseconds before he attempts a late-game field goal -- the newest fad in a league where mimicry runs rampant -- has had such a chilling effect in this season's first five weeks that it is now one of the NFL's hot-button topics.

Last-second 'icings' in '07

Week 2: Just before Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski nails a 52-yard FG in overtime, Broncos coach Mike Shanahan calls timeout. On the retry, Janikowski's kick hits the ...

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