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Old Sun Jan 22, 2006, 01:03pm
bob jenkins bob jenkins is offline
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Originally posted by Nevadaref
Originally posted by bob jenkins
Originally posted by JugglingReferee

This is a situation that I wish the Fed had an approved ruling on. I do not believe that you should penalize the kids that "listened to the ref". They were told that after the first shot, the ball will be dead.
There is a case on this (8.6.1 in last year's book) -- if only one player reacts, the ball is dead. If several players react, then no error occurred. The definition of "several" is judgment.

Bob, I posted that case play already in this thread. However, it does not state that the ball becomes dead automatically. It actually says that the play SHOULD be WHISTLED DEAD immediately. However, if no official blows a whistle then the ball isn't dead is it?
The intent of the case is clear to me. I'd use the (paraphrased) "an official's whistle rarely causes the ball to become dead -- it's dead already" fundamental.
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