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Old Thu Mar 08, 2018, 03:01pm
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Originally Posted by so cal lurker View Post
In another article (, the school superintendent is quoted:
"A disqualifying foul has to be violent, severe or cause injury," Sholes said, "and I didnít see any of those. I could make a case she was protecting herself from the girl falling on her."
What's the actual standard for a dead ball action being a DQ?
Read the definition for flagrant foul (applies the same whether personal or technical). I don't have it in front of me, but I recall the word "savage" in there somewhere.

Definition notwithstanding, don't forget that fighting is a flagrant act, and any actual punch, kick, strike, etc., or attempt therein, is grounds for calling a flagrant foul. I had a similar situation in a JV game last year. Player got blocked (personal foul called) and after both players ended up on the floor, he tried to kick the fouler. It wasn't terribly violent, and he didn't make contact, but I penalized the intent as a FTF (now part of a false double).

As to the OP case, we can debate severity and intent all day, but we weren't there in the arena. The game temperature seemed to be getting a little high, so that might have been the reason for the quick flagrant trigger. I've got the official's back here. Where I'd criticize him is how he quickly left the scene to go report to the table. He's lucky a fight didn't break out behind him.
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