Flagrant Foul, Penalty 2 (Severe elbow contact to opponent’s face)

This is an example of a Flagrant Foul, Penalty 2. A Flagrant Foul, Penalty 2 is defined as contact that is unnecessary AND excessive. The rebounding player on this play swings his elbows and makes severe contact with an opponent above the shoulders with a high potential for injury on the play. The penalty for a Flagrant 2 is two free throws for the offended player, and his team would also retain possession of the ball. The offending player would also be ejected from the game, pending confirmation of the call via Instant Replay review.