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Rule 12, Section 1, Article 5, of the NFL Rulebook states that "No offensive player may: ( a) lift a runner to his feet or pull him in any direction at any time; " Penalty: For assisting the runner or for interlocking interference: Loss of 10 yards.

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Absolutely. There's no penalty for that.

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