Double Dribble; player dribbles, aborts his pass and then re-gathers, but he cannot be the 1st to touch

This is an example of violation committed by an offensive player with the ball. An offensive player with the ball who begins a passing motion and then fumbles the ball may not then recover the ball or be the first to touch it. On this play, the offensive player with the ball ends his dribble and begins a passing motion before then fumbling and subsequently recovering the ball. Since he was the 1st to touch the ball this is an illegal act, and it is an violation, and possession would be awarded to the opposing team.