Flagrant Foul, Penalty 1 (One arm swing, contact to head)

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 the play leaps and then as he comes down, he makes unnecessary contact with his arm to his opponent’s head and neck area. This is a non basketball play by the defensive player with hard impact, and there is potential for injury as well. 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.