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Short Answer, yes. Long Answer, yes, but it is never called unless it is blatant or it puts a player's safety at risk. Pushing the pile is not ever called. Pulling a player forward is both dangerous and blatant If a player is blatantly pushing a pile forward, an official is most likely going to blow the whistle to stop the play and declare that forward progress stopped when the player began pushing the pile. A distinction should also be made between pushing a pile (not blatant) and pushing a player forward (blatant).

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Q: Why is assisting the runner a penalty?
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