Flagrant Foul, Penalty 1 (High wrap up around neck)

This is an example of a Flagrant Foul, Penalty 1. A Flagrant Foul, Penalty 1 is defined as contact that is unnecessary. The defensive player on this play wraps his arms around the head and shoulder area of his opponent and he pulls him down to the floor. This is a non basketball play toward a vulnerable player with a high potential for injury. Any foul that is ruled Flagrant on the court will be reviewed via Instant Replay to determine if it is a Flagrant 1, a Flagrant 2, a Technical Foul, or a common foul. The penalty for a Flagrant 1 is two free throws for the offended player, and his team would also retain possession of the ball.