- A player striking another opponent
- A goalie using their equipment to punch an opponent
In broader sports terminology it is also used in penalty calls given in American, or gridiron football, although the calls usually include the position against which the infraction was committed.
- Roughing the passer, when the quarterback is hit and the hit is deemed to be intentional and not the result of incidental or unavoidable contact.
- Roughing the kicker, when a kicker is intentionally hit well after the ball has been kicked away.
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