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Old Sun Nov 05, 2006, 07:58pm
Jurassic Referee Jurassic Referee is offline
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Originally Posted by just another ref
This is true more often than not, but the idea of this leads players to stick their chests out trying to draw contact. Not only does this distort the above concept, but many times when a player leans dramatically away from being vertical, the contact he draws will be with the arm/shoulder rather than the chest.
Both are covered under the rules. If a player leans, contact on their chest/torso while doing so can be a block too. It doesn't have to be on the arm/shoulder.

Rule 10-6-1-- "A player shall not...impede the progress of an opponent...by bending the body into any other than a normal position."
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